Old Violet - An Art Deco Trestle Dining Table Makeover

Remember a couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Old Violet? Well, Old Violet came with siblings and I just finished giving her matching art deco trestle dining table a matching makeover.

Vintage Dining Table Makeover

Art Deco Trestle Dining Table Makeover

This is what IT (I didn't name this piece) looked like before the makeover. It also was a little rough around the edges, had a few scars, and was showing it's age. A testament again, like Old Violet, that they lived life to the fullest!

Vintage Dining Table makeover Before

This baby needed some orbital sander treatment and some scratch and nick repair. Like the sideboard, I painted the base and skirt with Old White chalk paint and then lightly distressed it.

Vintage Dining Table Makeover painted with Old White chalkpaint and distressed

The casters were all intact and working fine but they looked pretty beat up and rusty. After giving them a scrub I rubbed them with silver buff, letting some of the rusty goodness seep through.

Vintage Dining Room Makeover casters rubbed with silver buffing wax

The top was painted in French Linen chalk paint. Tabletops get so much wear and tear that rather than using a clear wax finish I applied a couple of layers of Tough Coat. Once dry I brushed on some dark wax and removed the excess.

Vintage Dining Table with top painted in French Linen chalk paint

Of course I couldn't stop there.  I decided to add an element of surprise when the extension leaf was flipped open.  I transferred and hand painted the same graphic that I used on Old Violet.

Vintage Dining Table with hand painted graphic on the extension leaf

With the drop extension leaf, the table comfortably seats six to eight people.

Vintage Dining Table Makeover with flip top extension leaf to seat 8

Without the drop leaf extension, the table comfortably seats four people.

Vintage Dining Table Makeover without extension leaf to seat 6

Vintage Dining Table without extension open

Next on the workbench queue is the last of Old Violet's siblings. Sadly only four survived!

Vintage Dining Table chairs Before Makeover