Monday, November 7, 2011

Harvest Table and Pie

Harvest is complete, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and....


This table once stood proud in a school library.  But just like the leaves falling from the trees, time for change crosses our path once in a while.  And this one needs some serious attention!  The high gloss "locker room grey" has got to go.

And oh my goodness, look at that wood on top.  "Wood" appear I have my work cut out for me!!  (tee hee)

With the rough style and chunky legs, I knew exactly the paint treatment I wanted to try on this table.  Not sure what the proper name is for it but I call the technique "dragging" the paint.  It's tricky and a bit messy but often gives a nice layered look with the application of a few different shades of paint and a bit of sanding.

Basically you brush a thick layer of paint on a scrap board, then DRAG it along the surface to be painted.  EZ PZ, right?  Well, you have to watch for drips and streaks but the nice part is that you can continue with more layers until you have the look you desire.


You get started and realize it's NOT the right technique for this project.  And the oops paint turns out to dry a bit more vomit green than the autumn gold you thought you saw in the can.

Now that's a drag.  Pun intended.

Anywho, let's move on with the project!  Massive sanding was bringing out the beauty in the wood top.  Things were looking up, finally.  I did run a bit of Formby's Furniture Refinisher over the top also to get the varnish out of the grooves.  Then more sanding!

I love the age that still shows in the freshly sanded planks!

And now I must throw you an apology.  You see, as the sale got closer, things became a bit hairy scary at my house.  And as surprised as I am to have gotten a few before and "in progress" photos, the "after's" are a bit scarce.  Here's the table with wheels added, a wonderful coat of walnut on top, a fresh non-vomit color on bottom, and surrounded by other fabulousness at the sale.  Wish I had a better picture for you but it looked divine with all the autumn colors surrounding it!!  Almost made me want to bake a pie.  Almost.

Linked to:


  1. Omgosh, I always love your finds, as a fellow thrifter.. it's complete eye candy for me!!

  2. Let me just testify as a personal witness: That harvest table was beautiful! I had no idea what she looked liked "before" but there was no need for pie when she was done!

  3. LOL!!! I like it sans the "vomit" color...

    ;-D robelyn

  4. Oh my...thanks for sharing with all of I'm lovin' that color!!


  5. Ummm....excuse me. Sure the table is gorgeous and all that but where is the pie?!?!?

  6. Very nice result. Funny story about almost not getting an after shot, after such good in-progress shots...glad you came up with's LOVELY!

    Thanks for sharing :)
    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

  7. Fantastic "new" top!
    And, I like the paint color you chose for the bottom, too.

    I'd love you to link up to our Friday FREE-FOR-ALL Linky Party!

    We meet each week on Fridays and you can vote for as many people as you want by pressing the "like" button. Hope you join us!

    All the best,
    Dana at Cafe D


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...