The Candlestick Table

I recently found a candlestick table at an estate sale.  It was not looking this cute at all!
It looked like someone's dog had chewed the edge.
And it was rockin' an orange finish. I forgot to get a picture before I started sanding, but here's a peek of it with my other treasures:
It needed a makeover, so a few minutes with my orbital sander did this to the top:
Not bad for a few minutes of work!

I filled-in the chew marks with wood putty and sanded them smooth.  I almost forgot to take a picture, but remembered as I started painting:
After a good cleaning, the top was stained with Red Mahogany and the rest of the table was painted with black chalk paint. 
The top received 3 coats of polycrylic and the rest of the table, two coats.  

It was done and perfect for a plant...
...or an old-fashioned candlestick, if I had one!

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  1. Gorgeous! I am sure it will enjoy it's new life with you.
    BLessings, Dawn

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  2. It turned out really pretty! I looks new!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. It definitely is an improvement!

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    1. Thank you, Patti. I laughed when I saw the teeth marks...I know a few pups who would have done this!

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  4. I hope you are doing well!! Thank you for stopping by omhgww to share.
    You always take something that anyone else would discard and make it beautiful!

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    1. You are so sweet, Karren. All is well here - taking all the precautions to stay healthy.
      Stay well, my friend!

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  5. Beautiful job Ann, love the black with mahogany.

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I'm really liking that combination too!

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  6. I was so sad when I had to give up the coke table set (with three chairs) when we had to clean out our storage area when we sold our airplane and its hangar. The table and chairs were from my grandparents corner store in the about 1920. They were in our home as I grew up and then later in three of my adult homes. I hope they got somewhere else to be loved, but I'm afraid the service we called may have taken them to the dump. - Margy

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    1. I really hope they are loved in a new home too! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you, Carole! I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you'll come back again soon.

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  8. Hi, sometimes the simple solutions are the best. I would have skipped the chalk paint and used a good satin enamel, but you have wonderful results. Cute table, I'm from VCharm, Sandi

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    1. Very true, Sandi. I really like the ease of using chalk paint and I had it on hand. No running out to the store!

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