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Monday, June 20, 2011

How To Table/Island...

Sharing of my How to.. 
This Little Vintage (Government Stamped Table) is just quaint enough to be either a Farm Table-Kitchen Island or just Decorative piece..

             First I painted it a  French Grey & Distressed it a bit.
Purchased some Wood Planks, laid them out-Cut to the size I wanted, with a little overlay.

Once the Wood was cut to size I then screwed them in place-Puttied the holes with Wood Putty.

           I sanded the filled holes-and the rest of top- all edges-and softened the corners as well..

          I Lightly painted the top of wood-then sanded again-and lightly stained-and Waxed.
I just love the way it turned out- Would be Great as a Kitchen island- Table in a Nook or maybe Crafting table-

           Now here it is in the shoppe, waiting for a new home..
A little French in color- rustic on top and dainty for any space..


  1. Ooo I would so use it as a craft table! Perfect size for it!

  2. wow it looks fabulous great makeover. Ive just been browsing your shop what beautiful pieces its a wonderful treasure trove of goodies

  3. Ooh this is so pretty. I love the patina you created and the color.


  4. Fabulous!!! Another winner for sure!!!!
    I'm suppose to be painting an imitation french style desk. It may be laminated pickled wood finish. So far all I have seen is a photo of it. I'll be sanding that puppy down to get the paint to adhere for sure. Do you recommend spray paint or bushing it in on?

  5. I LOVE your table!! What a great idea to add wood planks to the top!!

  6. Pretty! I would use that as an island in my kitchen.
    Were your planks tongue and groove and did you glue between them? or did you just screw them down?
    curious minds want to know, Pat

  7. Pretty. I love wood on top and the white/grey legs.

  8. What a wonderful transformation... it looks beautiful!
    hugs~~~ Daphhne

  9. Ooooh. I love how that turned out. Hope I get a chance to see it before it finds a new home!

  10. Hi Karryann,

    Thank you for your visit today!! Welcome to a new follower!! Your table makeover is brillant, I like the way you added more space to the table top by adding new planks....Love you store window!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  11. Gorgeous!! I really love how it came out!

  12. Hi Karryann! It was so good to meet you on Saturday! I blogged about you and your cute store today~ ;-)

  13. I am about to turn my youngest son's desk into something wonderful as it's always been a "catch all"!!! Luckily....he uses it for that purpose and not for studying!!!! He happens to be a great student!!! anyway...always up for turning something old into something new!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by our Vintage Mulberry blog!!! Ellen and I are so glad to have you!!!! We are working hard on our website and blog as well so please stop by again!
    Carolyn or

  14. This is one my favorite pieces of yours!