I'm calling this sweet little table a Mother's Day table because my youngest daughter picked it up at a thrift store and gave it to me for Mother's Day. It was a bit forlorn and wobbly, but it's just so darn cute! I'm so happy she picked it out for me and it was the perfect gift!
BeforeMy daughter knew I would love the style. It's made of wood and was painted a couple of times over the years. Unfortunately, the paint was chipping badly.
|Before: Peeling paint.|
It's actually a gate leg table and the top folds down for easy storage when not in use.
|Gate leg table with fold down top.|
Here's a view of underneath the table. The top is secured with hinges, so it's not completely secure. It was a bit wobbly so I clamped the legs after adding wood glue and that helped some. It still needs some tinkering to shore up the swinging legs once they're in place.
|Photo showing how the legs swing.|
I hand sanded off the peeling paint. I decided not to remove all the paint since the amount of time it would have taken wouldn't be cost effective for resale.
|Work in progress!|
AfterI planned to apply a fair amount of distressing, so I needed to make sure my color scheme would work with the original remaining paint. I choose a color scheme of Versailles for the legs and Country Grey for the top (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).
|Legs are painted in Versailles and the top in Country Grey (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).|
I plan to add some furniture pads under the swinging legs to add a touch more stability. It's never going to be sturdy enough to dance on, but it will get the job done as a lovely side table.
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