Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Family Heirloom Table Makeover

This is a table that has been handed down for 3 generations in my family. It was my Great Grandma Edna's, then my Grandma Sally's & now mine. It was in pretty tough shape, the finish was wearing, and it was quite wobbly. But even with all her flaws, she is still a beauty! And very sentimental to me.
Here she is before:

BEFORE (close up)

I started with a little wood glue to make the legs more
stable & not wobbly anymore.
Then I gave her a good ole sanding.
Next I then gave her a good coat of
Rustoleum's Ultra Cover Primer.
 The color I choose to go was AQUA!
I used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze as my color.

Lastly I applied a Glaze to really accentuate all her beautiful details. I mixed some glaze with some black paint. I followed the directions from All Things Thrifty GLAZING 101 tutorial.
Go here for full instructions!

Here's my heirloom beauty now!


AFTER (up close)

Now....where to put it??? :)


I am linking up to:

Creations by Kara


  1. Your table looks amazing! Great color, too. If you can't find a place to put it, let me know....I have just the spot for it...:)

  2. What a sweet table! Your blog looks great:D I love the colors.

  3. Just ran across your blog. This turned out fabulous!!!

  4. I Love the aqua with the glaze! What a great piece to have passed down!

  5. it turned out beautifully! i love the color and the glazing. i am sure you will find a place in your home for that beauty! thanks for joining my party!


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