This little table had definitely seen better days. It was so wobbly I was almost afraid to touch it. But I gave it a thorough inspection and after careful evaluation I just knew I could fix it. I won't keep you in suspense -- it was fixable! And now it is one of my favorite pieces.
Before/DuringUnfortunately, I don't have a true "before" picture. I thought I took one, but where it went is anyone's guess. But I do have a few "during" pictures which should give you an idea of the overall condition of the table.
The table has two tiers and I determined the wobbliness originated from the top tier. I initially thought to just tighten the screws, but they weren't budging. So I decided to remove the screws and add some wood glue. But again the screws weren't budging. So I promoted myself to Project Manager and had my husband remove the screws (it wasn't easy for him either, but he did it).
I worked on the table over the Thanksgiving weekend. TJ was visiting for the holiday and he was with me every step of the way.
|Table top removed.|
|Before: The wood table was in poor condition.|
|Close up of damaged wood finish,|
AfterI'm happy to report the table is no longer wobbly. In fact it is as solid as a rock. I painted the table in Old White and added a Parisian stencil to the top.
|After: Painted Old White with Parisian Stencil|
|Scalloped trim around edge|
|Distressing applied around edges|
|Cafe Paris stencil applied to the top.|
The table itself has clean elegant lines. The legs are square with a slight flair at the bottom.
|Two tiered table with clean elegant lines|