I purchased this vintage library table sight unseen because I loved the character these tables. I’ve had this table for a long time and have no idea where I stored the “before” pictures, sorry! This table has been in various places within my own home serving as everything from an extra Thanksgiving table to a workbench during workshops.
When I got it, it needed a lot of TLC. It was filthy, beat up, worn down and unloved so it got a thorough cleaning with American Paint Company’s Surface Prep. / Brush Cleaner to remove all the year’s of grease and oil.
The top was inlaid with leather tiles that were torn beyond repair. As I ripped them off, there was an uneven coating of whatever glue they adhered it with years ago. Basically, I had created more of a mess for myself and I wasn’t sure how to remedy it. I couldn’t figure out a good solution for filling the void with my limited capabilities so I would have to find some kind of wood planks to cover it.
As luck would have it, Cathy stumbled upon a collapsed barn and we dug through that pile on a hot humid day until we found the perfect pieces of barn wood planks for our table. You can read all about that picking adventure here.
I sweet-talked our uncle into attaching it to the top of the table and it was on its way to a beautiful transformation.
There was a hole on the back side of the table where there must have been another drawer. My uncle replaced that entire piece of wood with a new piece then stained the entire table in a deep espresso brown.
I then gave everything a base coat of American Paint Company’s Freedom Road (dark gray) and then I pondered what color to finish it with. I wanted it to primarily be white, but I wanted to switch it up somehow to create something unique. You know me, gotta have something different yeah? I layered over most of the gray with Home Plate, a creamy white.
I love the extra charm that the reclaimed barn wood adds
The carved wooden drawer pulls were covered refinished with American Paint Company’s Dark Wax and Pewter Mica Powder.
I loved adding a Little bit O’ Bling to this rustic farm table!
I love the contrast of the metallic against the rustic dry-brushing!
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