Time for a happy dance!! The second Tuesday of each month is a super sweet time for Trash to Treasure Transformations. My gal friends and I work to create projects that inspire you. Hold on though, you’ll see their work in a minute. In the meantime, take a peek at the tilt top table found curbside (aka. Curb le Chic).
Hard to believe that was left for the curb, right? I feel that it’s providential that my friend, Mandy, saw an after-garage-sale post for a few leftover freebies. She said she instantly thought of me after seeing it. Isn’t that sweet?
Initially, the only obvious thing wrong with it is that the top is missing a nut to hold it on. However, then I find the tilt top table is made of manufactured wood, not real wood. When manufactured wood is effected by water, it causes the top to bubble. Not only that, but one of the legs does not stand right. Nevertheless, there’s nothing too hard to fuss with, me thinks.
First, I need to get a nut for that center bolt. Thanks to my #trashure stash, I found one to fit instantly.
Next, I have to tackle the bottom. One of the legs is damaged and doesn’t hold tight in the base. Because of that, I have to take it apart and fix it right.
Although the leg is damaged, it’s not too hard. I just need to straighten this up and use my pocket joint jig to make it stable. Therefore, I need to add two joints on one side and one on the other.
Equally important is to also take out the other legs and tighten those up as well. Then, I fill the joints with wood filler, sand everything down, including the top bubbled spots. Last, it’s just a matter of deciding how I want to finish this tilt top table. Due to its dainty vibe, I want to embrace it and add this beautifully soft pink.
Additionally, I add a bit of highlighting to that scroll-work and other details. It’s fun to draw them out giving them the proper spotlight.
Pink, I think, is the perfect color for this tilt top table makeover. Isn’t it lovely?
Also, the tilting really makes it a showpiece that would look great in a bedroom, entry, living room…most anywhere. Don’t you agree?
These kinds of projects are such fun. They’re relatively simple, make such an impact, and can really add to your own home story. Certainly I’d love to keep this for myself, but I will pass on the blessing to you. If you’d like to add this to your home, you can find it and more available in my online shop. (SOLD)
In addition, pin and share my tilt top table makeover. It’s exciting to get to play and rework pieces others gave up on. My goal is to inspire!
Up next, I’m ready for some horsin’ around with these set of bookends I found at the thrift store. See the mini makeover HERE.
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Rebecca - NC says
So sweet! Can’t you just picture two little girls having a tea party? ?❤️?
Thank you, Rebecca. I’d love to use it as my nightstand with peonies in sniffing reach. 😀
Christy James says
This is the sweetest, Larissa, and the pink was the perfect choice! Gotta love Curb le Chic…I love that store lol! XOXO
haha! The best deals evah! 😀 Thank you, Christy.
Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says
Your friend Mandy is super sweet to be scoping treasures for you and what a SCORE! I love a good curb shopped makeover and you did this one proud my friend! So beautiful and sweet! XOXO
A kindred spirit with like-minded vibes…the best! Thank you, Denise.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Perfect color and oh so sweet! Love it!
Thanks so much, Nancy. 😀
Such a sweet little pink table !! So delicate. Great choice.
Thanks for your detailed carpentry fix instructions !! It really help me with repairs. 😉
You bet! I love sharing tidbits of fun info.
That is the perfect little pink table. Soooooo pretty. I can picture it so many places.
I’m tickled you think so, Marian. Thank you!
Terri Hughes says
So pretty, love the scrollwork. And pink was the right color. Great job!!
I’m so glad you think so, Teri. Thank ya!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Super cute update – pretty in pink! ?
It was meant to be! 😉 Thank you, Jen.
Marie - Interior Frugalista says
So pretty in pink, Larissa! If anyone could salvage the damage on this piece it was you. I bet Mandy is so pleased with how you saved this table.
Thanks! I know for her half the fun is the hunt. She gave me her Art Deco sewing desk to revive. It’s so neat! Even has the original ink well.
Michele M. says
I just love love love how you truly fix things destined for the landfills. This is one of my favs of yours – and you are spot-on picking the BEST shade of pink for this sweet table! It really does scream “tea time,” doesn’t it? Well done, it is beautiful now!!!
You just made my day, Michele! Thank you for bringing me much needed smiles. 😀
This was meant to come to you. You made it into a beautiful Lady.
Bonnie, you are sweet to say so. Thank you!