Friday, May 16, 2014

Antique Farmhouse Table Makeover

I'm sharing another furniture makeover that I did last summer. I refinished this antique farmhouse table right after I finished the Chest Makeover. This makeover I was a little more scared to do because I sooo didn't want to mess it up.

My mom got me this table as a bridal shower present. She found it at the Salvation Army in Hayward for $60! It was in a bit rougher condition, but I gave it some love. We used it as the "Jelly Table" for my wedding (homemade jelly was the wedding favor). I will have to share more about that later...

I had a tough time deciding how I wanted to refinish it. I wasn't sure if I should paint it all white, stain it all dark, or do white legs and a wood top. Do you think I made a good decision?? I suppose I can always change it if I get sick of it...

I realized that I actually thought it had "pretty wood" and didn't want to cover it all with white, however, I still needed some of my beloved white paint.

As you can see it was pretty beat up when I got even had mildew on the top of the table. It came with fold out panels on each side but those were removed to better suit our efficient living situation.

**PLEASE NOTE** the small black dot in the background of these "before" pictures is a rooster! Which is proof that I am, in fact, a country girl despite my current living conditions.

It's actually stamped antique underneath, which I thought was pretty sweet! 

This is underneath the table also. I had never heard of the name, but when I did a quick Google search I realized that my mom got a pretty awesome deal! Even for being a little beat up...
If anyone knows more about "Cushman Colonial Creations" I would be interested in hearing!

Check out her pretty curves!

And her lovely feet!

I sanded the top for so long and there are still little dots of mildew or mold underneath that stain. : (
They are not very noticeable now though. P.S. this picture makes the top look more "orange" than it really is.

Now if I could just find an actual farmhouse to go with my farmhouse table that would be great!

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Very pretty and I like it with wood and paint! You did a great job! Those rings were probably difficult to get out! xoxo

  2. Olivia your table is fabulous! I liked that you painted the bottom white. It really makes the piece. Thanx for coming to party at THT! Have a great weekend.

  3. It looks fantastic!! I love the white painted legs. You have done a great job with it. Have a lovely week! Love ~ Vanessa