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Wednesday 15 October 2014

My Little French Table Makeover

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Hello friends ~

This week I shared another tea post in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and I gave you a little peek at the side table which I gave a make over. 

If you are looking for my Tea Party, it is below this one.

Here are the before and after pictures....

I paid fifteen dollars for this table a year ago. It is a French Provincial style and in very bad condition as you can tell from the photo. It has lovely lines and I knew it would look wonderful after a make over.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was time I tackled it. The top was a real mess.

As were the sides. Judging from the wood, she must have been a real beauty in her day.

This is what it looked like after sanding and two coats of primer.

And after several coats of Dover White paint with more sanding in between coats.

A little distressing gave it some character but not too much as I felt it already had lots going on. 
I must admit that I was tempted to not do any distressing but because all of the wooden pieces in the room have a shabby cottage look, I gave this one the same so the room would have a cohesive look. 

I debated whether or not to paint the handles and decided to just sand them to bring out some of the brass. Here she is wearing her new look.

I am really happy with the way it turned out. What do you think?

After Hubby sanded the table down for me it took me about a week to do this. I hope if you find a piece of furniture that needs a little make over, you won't be afraid to tackle it. It is so worth it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

I am sharing this post with these parties~

Inspire Me Tuesday
What's It Wednesday
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi