Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quick Table Project

Here is a quick project I did this morning.  I made this table with a discarded table base, and a left over table top.



I found this table base, about to be tossed, at a garage sale.  It's been sitting in my garage, and I thought it was time to make a table out of it.



In my "Evil Cherub" post, I replaced the table top below with a smaller one.  I knew I would eventually use it.




They made a good match. After applying glue to the base top, I used my power drill to countersink  a screw right through the top of the table, and into the middle of the base.  I made sure the screw went just below the surface of the tabletop.




I added wood filler,



and sanded it smooth.  After giving it a grey base coat, I applied multiple layers of white gesso.







I like it.




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Primitive and Proper: Piece of Work Wednesday
Faded Charm: White Wednesday







46 comments:

okcamp said...

Sweet little table.

Your table is proof that it pays to not throw parts away.

Olive Cooper said...

Great Legs.

Mary Anne said...

Rosemary, you little magical being you!!! I want to spend an afternoon with you painting away and creating!! Don't you just love making something out of nothing!!!!???? Thanks for sharing the magic.

M.A. ox

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the marriage of the two pieces...they were meant to be together,

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am always saving parts! you just never know! this table is sweet and simple and the perfect parts combined!

Mary ~ said...

Wow, love the table! I agree with Penny, they were meant to be together! I love your creations, Rosemary! So much talent!

A Cottage Muse said...

Whistle ~ Whistle...those are some great legs!

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

Terry said...

You make me want to redo my entire decorating scheme (which would most assuredly result in my death at the hands of my husband, but oh well). I love this table and the setting you placed it in.

Kelly said...

I like it too! I can't believe that it didn't already come that way. I would never know that you actually made that. I love little tables like that.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Rosemary! The top is such a great shape! Amazing how that worked out with the base.

Scribbler said...

Fresh! I need to do the gesso thing on a couple of these which I have had forever and a day. They look a bit too "naturally" distressed!

Karen Harper said...

I like it too, its gorgeous.

sissie said...

Hi Rosemary,
I just love little white pedestal tables and yours is adorable.

Great job.

hugs
Sissie

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

Can't believe you just whipped up this project...it would take me days! Great job!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great--love that little table!

eclecticrevisited.com said...

it's a perfect fit!! and such a pretty little piece too!!
best,
maureen

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
It is beautiful, such a sweet little occasional table!
Congrats on your over 1000+ followers!! Good for you Rosemary!!
All the Best,
Christine

Twice Nice said...

Rosemary, you cannot tell at all that the top and base weren't born together!! It turned out so pretty. Love it next to your chair! Deb

kpaints said...

You do things up just right!

Pamela said...

Very cute table Rosemary!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love the marriage, that base is so Pretty...
cheryl

Heaven's Walk said...

Great legs is right! They're beautiful! What a perfect combination, Rosemary! :)

xoxo laurie

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

You go girl! You can work some magic on some junk!

Kris said...

Voila! Just like that a new table. Nice job.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You make things seem so easy. I have a hard time taking the lid off a paint can! Haha! Beautiful result you got!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Lovely! These two pieces were made for each other.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

perfect pairing Rosemary! I gotta try that gesso~

too Blessed to Stress said...

I would have never guessed that they were two separate pieces put together to make one. Lovely!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Meg and Mum's said...

You're a clever kid aren't you! It's absolute sweetness :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Very clever and a great way to recycle. Love it!

Barbara said...

I love your style Rosemary...such a sweet little accent table you created...love it! I suppose it is true that one man's trash is another women's treasure!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like it, too, Rosemary. It turned out so pretty, and I like the pretty vase you have on it, too!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Where do you get this energy on these grey, sunless days??????? YOU are Amazing...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Cindy said...

Your little table is beautiful, I love it's simplicity and beauty. Thank you for the info on Gesso.
Hugs, Cindy

Victoria said...

I would say that was beyond a good match...more like a perfect match! You are so talented, you never cease to amaze!!!

Biljana said...

I like it, simple and beautiful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

debbie refresh restyle said...

love it Rosemary :)
Debbie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How pretty and so great that you were able to use two pieces that otherwise would have been tossed by someone less creative than yourself!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Rosemary,
So you just hopped up and whipped out this gorgeous beauty this morning, huh? You are so amazing!
Patti
p.s. WIW is open

Terry said...

Your photos are really awesome too you know. That last shot of the little chair with pillow scene looks like something that you could put on a canvas and put on the wall. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

Between U & Me said...

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
www.betweenuandme.com

Vintage Home said...

That is such a pretty table...love the way you rubbed it off!

Pamela said...

I think I already told ya I love it but in case not love it and thanx for coming to the party!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Total French, I love it! I really like your new picture anmd blog look! Thanks for the visit

Toodie said...

Once again, I love it! Can I move in with you?