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A Primitive Table Gets a New Lease on Life

I've been MIA from Hometalk recovering from feeling under the weather and then catching up on projects for clients. But I'm back! And with one of my favorite before and afters I've had the privilege to work on. A client brought an old, damaged farm table to me to refurbish. It had been built by a member of her family and was a sentimental piece for her. At first glance, it looked beyond repair. In fact, my husband thought I was crazy to even bother working on it. But with a lot of elbow grease, care and patience and of course, paint, I was able to turn the broken table into a sturdy and unique coffee table. Lots of pics and details of how I did it are on the blog! http://www.storywooddesigns.com/2013/03/01/a-new-lease-on-life-for-a-primitive-farm-table/

To see more: http://www.storywooddesigns.com/2013/03/01/a-new-lease-on-life-for-a-primitive-farm-table/

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  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Mar 2, 2013

    Lover he new look, but even morre was the fact that neither your client or you gave up on what it could become.

  • Storywood Designs
    Storywood Designs Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 2, 2013

    Thanks @Terri J! I will admit that there was a point when I wondered what I'd gotten myself into... but I'm so happy that it turned out the way we envisioned it. @

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Mar 2, 2013

    @Storywood Designs What a great looking table. I love how you kept the character and added class to it. The table top looks terrific and the painting of the lower portion is very professional. It still looks like a cherished family heirloom Good job. Thanks for sharing, this is truly an inspirational piece :)

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    Karen - The Graphics Fairy Columbia, MD
    on Mar 2, 2013

    Wonderful transformation!!

  • Adventures in Decorating
    Adventures in Decorating Stafford, VA
    on Mar 2, 2013

    It is beautiful ... love the transformation!

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