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Tilt Top Table Makeover from the Curb

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).

Tilt Table Before | prodigalpieces.com

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.

DIY TIME

First, I need to get a nut for that center bolt. Thanks to my #trashure stash, I found one to fit instantly.

Tilt Top Table Back Side | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Borken Table Leg on Tilt Top Table | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Tilt Top Table Leg Joint Repair | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Painting Tilt Top Table Pink | prodigalpieces.com

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.

THE REVEAL

Pink, I think, is the perfect color for this tilt top table makeover. Isn’t it lovely?

Shabby Chic Tilt Top Table with Scrollwork by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furntiure

Scroll Top on Drop Leaf Side Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #furniture

Also, the tilting really makes it a showpiece that would look great in a bedroom, entry, living room…most anywhere. Don’t you agree?

Tipped Tilt Top Table in Pink by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #shabbychic #homedecor

Closeup of Scrollwork on Tilt Top Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #homedecor #diy #furniture

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)

  • Handmade Dolls ~ $45

Pink Pedestal Table with Tilt Top by Prodigal PIeces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #pink

Pink Drop Leaf Tilt Top Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #pink

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!

A Damaged Tilt Top Table with Drop Leaf Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #table #pink #home #homedecor

UP NEXT

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.

Vintage Horsehead Bookends Before Makeover by prodigalpieces.com

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In like manner, it’s time to see what my Trash to Treasure blogger friends have for you today.

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Also, more #trashure makeovers like this tilt top table:

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    So sweet! Can’t you just picture two little girls having a tea party? 💕❤️💕

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Rebecca. I’d love to use it as my nightstand with peonies in sniffing reach. 😀

  2. 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

  3. 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

    • Larissa says

      A kindred spirit with like-minded vibes…the best! Thank you, Denise.

  4. p says

    Such a sweet little pink table !! So delicate. Great choice.
    Thanks for your detailed carpentry fix instructions !! It really help me with repairs. 😉
    Thanks,
    p

  5. Marian says

    Hi Larissa,
    That is the perfect little pink table. Soooooo pretty. I can picture it so many places.

  6. Terri Hughes says

    So pretty, love the scrollwork. And pink was the right color. Great job!!

  7. 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.

    • Larissa says

      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.

  8. 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!!!

    • Larissa says

      You just made my day, Michele! Thank you for bringing me much needed smiles. 😀

  9. Bonnie says

    This was meant to come to you. You made it into a beautiful Lady.

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