Re-painting an Interesting Side-of-the-Road Table

"Hey Susan," said the text,"I found an interesting table for you!"

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Curb alerts! I love them... when friends text me with a picture and ask me if I want the piece.

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Of course I want it!  So I sent my husband with the truck and this piece came home to me for a makeover.

This is how it began. As you can see, the top was ruined!

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The first thing I had to do was to sand down the top.

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I dragged the table outside and used my Ryobi electric sander to remove all the ugly chippy finish on the top.

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It was better already...

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Then came the paint job... A couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old White.  The brass spindles were a mess too so I painted right over them. 

Let me tell you it was not easy getting into the center of this table!

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Now it was time to do something with the top I chose General Finishes High Performance Water Based Top Coat.

This is my first attempt at using Top Coat and I'm glad I did because it ended up to be the best possible finish for this beautiful table top.

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The top coat went on smoothly and quickly. It dried in minutes and was ready for the next coat. The clean up was soap and water easy... it is a greatproduct and I will be using it again real soon!

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Now the piece was ready for a little edge distressing using 220 grit sandpaper and a coat of clear wax over the white chalk paint®.

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This table sure is an interesting piece and I'm so thankful for the curb alert from Kathy!


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. Susan - very interesting table. Love what you did with it. Great job.

    Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy! It really wasn't that much work to bring out the beauty!!

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  2. love*** good for you! it is a fabulous piece

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  3. How very nice to have a friend like that! Your table turned out so well--it certainly is an interesting shape. I've been using General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in flat and like it very much. It keeps my chalky paint protected while maintaining the matte finish that I like.

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    1. I am anxious to try the flat Ruth... thanks for the heads up !

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    1. Right??!! It was certainly a lucky text message for me :)

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  5. What an usual yet adorable table. The shape is amazing and the finished job turned out great. Love it.

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  6. So glad you saved the top. The wood is beautiful.

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  7. Everything about this is unique and gorgeous! Great makeover!

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    1. Thank you so much, it sold in a second and now sits in someone's home and not ther trash dump... good story :)s

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  8. What a cool looking table and you did an amazing job on transforming it! Beautiful!

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