We found this end table during a recent Thrift Store run. It needed minimal prep, which I love, although it did need a good washing. It looked as if someone had left newspaper on the top, it had gotten wet and fused to the wood, but it was nothing that a little warm water, a scrubby and some elbow grease couldn’t cure!
Once that was all cleaned off, we sanded it just to scuff up the old polyurethane and then primed it with 2 coats of primer.
I decided I wanted to make this a gaming table, so I decided to build the design around the checkerboard in the center of the table. I first measured out the square and laid down the faux to match the faux on the legs and the harlequins on the sides. Then I offset it with the cranberry checks.
Then we replaced the dowdy wooden handle with a vintage looking handle to coordinate with the earthy colors of the piece. As always I purchased it at Hobby Lobby ½ off! It only cost $2.00.
I also took the swirly designs from the back and brought them into the flowers.
Here is the final product! I decided to go with more muted tones, which as you know, is different then what I usually do, but I’m liking it!
Here are some pieces that we were lucky to find at the Thrift store this weekend, they all totaled $30! What a score! Look for them in the upcoming weeks.
We have a huge show December 3 & 4, Plowshares! We are doing some demo pieces for a shop in the Adirondacks (keep your fingers crossed-more info to come on that) and we have many custom orders coming up for the holidays….so life is supercrazybusy, which is why this blog is so short-sorry! But please know A LOT OF STUFF IS COMING!
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