Sunday, November 21, 2010

You Can't Paint That Table !

Once again, excuse the poor quality pics. Someday, I will get better at that part of posting. This is one of those fabulous finds from Goodwill that I came upon on a Saturday Night. My husband was out of town and I had nothing better to do. Anyway, this oak table was sitting in the back of the store with the kids toys and no price tag. She was very solid, but had several large gouges on the top. I finally found the sweet little old lady who worked there and asked her what the price was. It was only $14.00. Sold! She then proceeded to give me a detailed tutorial on how to restore it back to its original state. After all she said 'You Can't Paint Oak'! I just thoughtfully nodded my head and agreed with her, knowing I was going to paint the table. It was in too bad of shape to refinish, and after all I love painting furniture. I took her home and filled in the gouges with putty, sanded the heck out of her and started painting. After a coat of primer and several coats of white paint, she was this beauty. Of course, I once again did not take any pictures before I took her to the antique mall, so she is covered with my display. she actually sold to a lady who owns a very upscale, shabby chic shop in town where everything is white! I am so proud that she gets to go to a very nice home. I am linking to these parties: UndertheTableandDreaming

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