Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Simple table makeover

This Duncan Phyfe table had seen better days.  Even though the top was in great shape, the supports weren't.

You can see here it is missing the support that connects the top together.
It didn't have a leaf so I decided to just connect it with a 2x4.
Here is a shot of the top.  Besides being dirty, it was in good shape with lots of shine!
I flipped the table over and wiped it down to prep for painting.    It is easiest to paint the base of a table or chair when it is upside down.  In this case I used kilz as a primer then painted it with a white latex paint.
The white base adds just enough to make this table updated. The contrast is stunning. 
Simple and easy.   Sometimes less is more.

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  1. Hello! My name is Katy and I am the social media coordinator for KILZ brand products. Great job transforming an old table into something new. We are happy to hear that our primer helped you and we would love for you to share your experience with our products by writing a review. Simply click on this link, select the product used and write/submit a review:

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  2. I loved seeing how you transformed this find into such a beauty! I feel more confident about trying this myself now! Thanks to Wow us Wednesday...I've discovered your blog; nice to meet you, Sarah!

    Joan at gramcrackercrumbs

  3. Love how this turned out! Great job on giving this table new life :) MY favorite part is the contrast

  4. wow! great makeover. I love the two toned look, and happy the top was in such great shape.