Happy day! I love when I find an unexpected treasure on the curb, or in the thrift store. Today, I’m sharing this ornate antique table I nabbed recently. Isn’t it a diamond in the rough?
The legs alone caught my eye, but then I saw the top. eep! If you’ve followed me for long, you know I adore this style of table. I’ve refinished this one HERE, and also this beautiful inlaid table HERE.
Yes, there is wear, there is damage, but you know that just makes this table more fun to work on. Also, the spreaders down between the leg had all been loved on by a puppy.
The dog chews are no new fix for me. I’ve shared my fixed on this curbside rocking chair that makes it easy to repair. First, I sand down the top with my sander to see what I’m up against with those burned-in circles and gouges.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the burn stains out without damaging the top. However, I was able to remove the gouges and the old stain. Since I wanted to keep any wood that I was able to, I used this gorgeous java gel stain to deepen and hide those remnant marks.
Next, I filled all those dog chew marks with wood filler, let cure, and sanded smooth. Then, it’s time to bring on the paint. When I spied the table the scrollwork top reminded me of cowgirl boots. I have always wanted a pair of boots that had brown leather mixed with teal, and maybe some embroidered flowers mixed in.
Here comes the teal…
Not only was the teal a fun addition, but I add my own floral motif to the top as well. Are you ready to see this reveal?
Take a peek at my ornate antique table made new. I love it!
The color is easily (& obviously) one of my favorites. I custom mixed a lighter color of the same shade to accent the top and base.
Like most of my makeovers, you can find this table available in my online shop. (SOLD)
Also, pin and share my ornate antique table makeover. I have no doubt there are more beauties out there waiting to be revived.
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Frances Batson says
Lovely job. That is close to my favorite color turquoise. I painted my storage building and asked my grandson what he thought. He asked if I planned to leave it that corlor. Your table
hahaha! That is hilarious. I love your color choice! 😀
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Larissa! I love the color and your handpainted flowers. The table lives again!!!
yahoo!! It felt so good to have fun with it. Thanks, Cheryl!
Rebecca - NC says
Love the cowboy boot inspiration!! I immediately knew where you were heading. Awesome job!! ?
Woot, woot! I need to get me some. tee hee!
Yes, cowgirl boots and PA Dutch! it doesn’t sound like those two would blend, but you made it happen! it’s really a pretty piece now!
haha! Yes! Love both styles. Thanks for the smile, Gwen.
I really love this!!!!! You did a gorgeous job! I love the cowgirl look of it ☺
yay! That makes my whole day, Abby. Thank you!
How fun!! I vote that when this table sells, you put some money aside to go toward those boots! I can see you wearing them with your skirts. You would rock the boots like you rocked this table! Thanks for the smile today!
wahooooo!!! That sure sounds like a good idea. I would have fun rockin’ the boots! 😀
Those colors! Wow weee!
Makes me think of the old Gypsy wagons. (I never saw one in real life but old movies are great for that sort of thing.) So happy and bright and cheerful. Just the sight of is is a mood changer.
Great job me dear!
Blessings to you ❤️
How fun! Yes, totally what I was after. Whimsy that brings smiles. Thanks so much!
Judy Burnside says
Love the color and how you made the inlay really stand out and shine with the handpainting! Definitely reminds me of some cute cowgirl boots. You make me smile! Thank you!
You are so fun, Judy! 😀 Thank you so much.
Marie-Interior Frugalista says
Whoa, I was not expecting that, Larissa! Love the bright, happy, whimsical charm you gave this table.
tee hee! I had to get that idea out of my head. The minute I spied it through the store window that’s what struck me. Thanks, Marie!