Found on Side of the Road

Leesa Osborne
by Leesa Osborne
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I was helping a friend move and noticed her neighbors were in the process of moving also. I noticed this cute table in their pile near the road waiting on the garbage man. I had to save her she wasnt broken anywhere only missing her top and needed a good cleaning. I went and grabbed her and sat her in my friends yard until we had finished moving her things out.
Brought the table home cleaned her up good and sanded a little bit with 220 sandpaper. I used some homemade chalk paint in cream color and brown on the drawer front. Then I cut some old fencing for a new top. Stained the fencing and nailed it to the table top. I fell in love.
i then used my java glaze and wiped her down lightly and then wiped again with a damp rag. She turned out just how I visioned.
i cleaned up her orignail hardware with lemon juice and she's good to go.
She sold almost immediately I wished there had been a set of them. But hey it was free and I can't complain.
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  • Homemade chalk paint. Sandpaper , java glaze old fencing nails stain
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  • Margaret Margaret on Aug 19, 2017
    I just realized this is the answer to a small 'piano bench' that had an upholstered top. I have tried to recover it several times but never liked how it turned out. It has been in my garage for years. Now I will use a furniture refinisher to smooth out the scratches, then make a table top for it. When I get the top on, I will decide what to do to it, match the base, paint?

  • Becky Odom McAllister Becky Odom McAllister on Aug 19, 2017
    do you wax between every coat of paint or just at the end?

  • Sue28039999 Sue28039999 on Aug 21, 2017
    Really surprised this was tossed out, especially if the draw works -- or does the draw not work and is it 'just for looks' ?

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