I picked up this little side table at my favourite shop for $25 this weekend. It must have spent a few too many years hiding out in a barn, because it was completely covered in about 1/4″ of dirt.
But it’s the sturdiest little table and deserved a second chance at life. And those chippy blue legs were just too much. You know I can’t resist old chippy blue paint.
One problem. It wasn’t for sale. The shop owner was about to re-finish it herself.
Somehow I convinced her to sell it. Really I think she was just happy to have one less project to do that weekend. My win.
After removing about a hundred nails from the surface (it must have had another top on it), sanding the table top, and doing some serious washing with warm soapy water it was ready for a new look.