Thursday, October 27, 2011

Creamy Drop Leaf Table

Today's project is a sweet little drop leaf table. Nice kitchen and dining tables tend to be a little harder to find than some other pieces of furniture. They are usually pretty beat-up and almost always have wobbly legs. But not this one, she came our way in really great shape. She just needed a little update!

Megan took on this project. She started out with a good cleaning and a coat of primer.

Then came two coats of Sherwin Williams paint in Creamy to play up the cottage style of this piece.

And like another furniture painting girl we know, Megan usually goes with a light distressing.

Drop leaf tables are versatile space savers.

And a few coats of poly will give this sweet table a new lease on life.

Isn't she sweet? What a great cottage style table!

And stay tuned, there is a great giveaway coming your way soon!

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Twice Nice said...

SW's "Creamy" is one of my go-to colors also when I'm not using Chalk paints. Love how the table turned out! Those cute little tables ARE hard to find. Deb

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

Perfect! The color is just right. I love the legs on that one!

Katherine said...

What primer did you use and also what poly did you use? I am going to up cycling a china cabinet and would love to know! Your pc turned out awesome!!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's lovely! I wish I had a place for a drop-leaf table...I just love them.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

"She" is sweet! Our first table was a little drop leaf similar to this... eventually it became my sewing table. I really like this one painted white, there's nothing more "cottage-y"!


Cassie Bustamante said...

i love it, sharon! and megan! :) it's beautiful and simple sweet! my favorite kind sometimes! :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great job megan! :)
so you use polycrylic? or polyurethane?

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Megan is just getting after it! What a great assistant~and she's so good!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Very nice, I hope you will join my linky party!

Megan said...

Thanks for the compliments on the table! It was a fun project!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love this creamy colour!


Melanie said...

I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!


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Our Hopeful Home said...

I love drop leaf tables, and the white is just perfect! Can't wait for the giveaway! And thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva! Have a great week!


Deborah March said...

SO perfectly redone...just the right amount of distressing too...and you KNOW how I love creamy white...anythings!

Deborah (happily visiting from you can drop by too!)

Carrie said...

Beautiful job! So sweet in appearance. Your newest follower!


Redfly Classroom said...

Very nicely done! Those drop leaf tables are so handy. We redid one two, with the natural wood and black.
Love the brightness of this one.


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So cute Sharon. Megan did a great job. I think the light distress looks great on this piece. Love the drop leaf type tables.

very merry vintage style said...

I love these tables they are so versatile. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Robin Johnson said...

She's so pretty. I pasted up a few in the past year and now that I want one to use as a side table in my living room I can't seem to find one. LOL

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a beautiful piece! Megan did such a great job bringing her back to life. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Adorable! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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