Friday, October 28, 2011

Grandma's gate leg table

One of my most prized possessions is the gate leg table that came to me from my Grandma.  Called Bobo by everyone who knew her, she had this table in her living room for as far back as I can remember...where it originated, whether from a family member or not, I don't know.  This table was painted brown until it came to me about 20 years when I  painted it two tone green with a crackle finish.  Over the years it got scuffed and stained so this year, chalk paint came to the rescue.

Hubby and I sanded the top and used a cherry stain with many coats of varnish to get the look I wanted.  Not sure what the wood is, but it had a green tone which according to the internet could be sassafras.

Duck Egg Blue was painted on the legs with accents of Aubusson followed by light wax.  Here's how the final result.

Quite a difference from that old brown table.  Bobo would be proud.

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  1. your Grandma's table turned out lovely. I have my great-grandmother's childhood dresser and have been thinking of painting it too. You've inspired me.

  2. I have that exact table and have been wanting to paint it, now you've inspired me!