I know what you're all thinking, "I thought she said we saw the last of those dang lilacs". Like my other projects that featured them, this table was photographed back in May. I promise this is the last you'll see of my lilacs that keep on giving!
Antique Edwardian Spindle Rail Tea TableThis pretty table was for sale under my tent at the Outdoor Market in May. I had someone very interested in buying it and left to go find her husband to take a peek. Meanwhile, this happened...
It was a cold windy day and a gust of wind hit the wall of the tent where this little table was sitting and knocked it over onto the concrete floor. Of all the pieces under the tent that day, it had to be this one! Thankfully it's repairable and the plan is to return it to the tent in the Fall.
This is what this poor tea table looked like when we acquired it...
The legs were a little loose and needed regluing and the screws tightened. After a light sand with a sanding block to give the paint some tooth, I brushed just one coat of the color Sage Advice by Country Chic Paint.
Using 180 grit sand paper I distressed the edges for a time worn look.
I also used 180 grit sandpaper on the top letting the paint decide where it randomly revealed the wood underneath.
I hit the sandpaper along the ridges of the spindle rail on the base. The paint was protected with a clear wax finish.
I'm trying to find a way to justify keeping this table after it is repaired. You don't find this style very often and I absolutely love it.
The problem is that I have a table fetish and there are not enough rooms in our home to house the number of tables I just can't part with.
Do you like to fill your home with interesting side tables? If not, what is your furniture fetish?
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