Vintage Occasional Table
After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears the table is finally finished. Well no blood actually, but there was some sweat and maybe a few tears. All's well that ends well, and this one is done!
To recap my previous blog posts, I purchased this table from a thrift store along with two chairs. The chairs were not originally part of the set, but they were painted in the same color scheme and were sold as a set at thrift store. I'm sure a couple of little girls used it as a craft or tea table at some point and I bet they really enjoyed it. I know I would have!
This is an occasional table that was manufactured by Kiel Furniture. The Kiel Furniture Company was in business from 1907 - 1932, so I date the table somewhere in that time frame, but cannot get more specific than that other than to guess it was made closer to the 1930's. The company ceased operations under the Kiel name and is now operating under the name of A.A. Laun Furniture Company.
I had initially planned to paint over the existing paint, but the paint was starting to chip and peel badly, so it required removal of the existing paint before its makeover. Unfortunately, the paint was more difficult to remove than I ever imagined, especially on the spindles. But it's done now and I've put those days behind me.
Here's a visual recap of the before, during, and after:
|Un-waxed. The colors are vibrant but very flat.|
|After waxing. |
Notice the colors are a little deeper and the finish is shinier.
Overall the project was a LOT of work. But I love the finished look and am glad I was able to transform it. I'll end the blog post with a few more photos and I wish you all a wonderful day!
|Arles and Graphite.|
|Close up of spindle painted in Arles. |
Light distressing with hints of dark wax and glaze.
|One more shot of the spindles. |
Boy were they a challenge from start to finish!
|This is one of my favorite color combinations!|