Queen Anne Side Table

I picked up this circa mid-century Queen Anne side table at a thrift store recently. It's a nice solid table, but the finish was in rough shape and the tray above the drawer was so tight it wouldn't slide open.

Before


Before: Queen Anne style side table
 Before: Queen Anne style side table



It still had the original tag tucked inside the drawer, and it was actually called a lamp table. It was made by Imperial in Grand Rapids, and sold by The Rike Kumler Company in Dayton, Ohio.

Original tag sold by The Rike-Kumler Co. in Dayton, Ohio.
Original tag sold by The Rike-Kumler Co. in Dayton, Ohio.

I used wood glue to re-adhere the loose veneer. Sanding was required on the interior guides for the tray to loosen it up enough to slide open and closed.

Loose veneer was re-affixed with wood glue.
Loose veneer was re-affixed with wood glue.

I knew the tannin from the wood was going to bleed through the paint, so I applied shellac with a foam brush.

Apply shellac to prevent bleed through.
Apply shellac to prevent bleed through.

After

I choose Linen White Chalked Paint by Rustoleum for the table to give it a fresh and clean look. It will work beautifully as a side table in a living room, but it will also function perfectly as a night stand.

After: Queen Anne Style side table painted in Linen White.
After: Queen Anne Style side table painted in Linen White.

The tray above the drawer now slides open easily.

Side table with drawer and tray.
Side table with drawer and tray.

I painted the hardware in Paris Grey for contrast and extra elegance. I used sandpaper to apply distressing around the edges and details. The scalloped trim on this piece is especially beautiful.

Scalloped trim on side table.
Scalloped trim on side table.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the before and after.

Queen Anne style side table before and after.
Queen Anne style side table before and after.

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The Black Sheep Shoppe: Giving furniture a second chance!
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Supply list 

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