Reclaimed Wood and American Paint Company

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I purchased this vintage library table sight unseen because I love the character of 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.

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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 years 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.

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I love the extra charm that the reclaimed barn wood adds

Vintage Library Harvest Farm Table painted chalk clay paints Shizzle Design American Paint Company White Gray Reclaimed Barn Wood 2

 The carved wooden drawer pulls were covered refinished with American Paint Company’s Dark Wax and Pewter Mica Powder.

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I loved adding a Little bit O’ Bling to this rustic farm table!

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I love the contrast of the metallic against the rustic dry-brushing!

Vintage Library Harvest Farm Table Painted chak clay paint Shizzle Design American Paint Company White Gray Reclaimed barm wood 3

What’cha think?

Post courtesy of Shelly Andrade of Shizzle Design in Michigan

 

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Comments

  1. Loving the combo of Freedom Road and Home Plate. A fantastic makeover!

  2. can you tell me what kind of sanding disk, or whatever that is on the drill in that picture, and what does it do. I am pretty new at redoing furniture, anything I can learn would be great

  3. What a beautiful piece! Very nice job!!

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