Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Demilune Tables


Kari and Kijsa are having a trash to treasure party. My whole blog is pretty much trash to treasure, so look around if you are new here, but thought I'd share these recent redos. Go check out all of the other trash to treasure links at their blog.

I picked up 2 of these demilune tables at a garage sale for $7/pair. I could tell they were old because they had a tag on the bottom from the Northwest Chair Company out of Tacoma. I have found many chairs in this area with the same tag--they were in operation in the 1930's. I saw that the tables had been glued on the underside of the top, where the legs attached to the table, but they felt sturdy. Sorry--I forgot before pictures. As I started to sand them, both tables fell apart. After some gluing and screwing and clamping, they were as good as new (or as good as old). I painted them with my favorite swirl design and added stain over the top after sanding some of the paint off. They would be great on either side of a couch or as bedside tables.

18 comments:

  1. I wish I had the talent you have of painting on items! Makes them so much more unique. Love the light blue.

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  2. You have such a gift with a paint brush. Your strokes always look perfect and smooth. Love the colors.

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  3. They are beautiful. I actually have an old table top, which is 2 parts and the exact shape of the tops of these tables. I was trying to think of something to do with them (I hate to throw anything wooden out!) and these gave me all the inspiration I need!!
    Beautiful pieces!!!

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  4. Bec I love these tables I have one on my porch I may have to paint mine this color love the combo
    have a great day
    julie

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  5. LOVE the table!!

    Thanks a bunch for visiting me on my SITS day!

    xoxo The Rambler @ My Rambling Thoughts.

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  6. I love the way your tables turned out...love the color and swirls.

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  7. They look FAB! Thanks for sharing!
    Clara & Marcela

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  8. Cute, Cute, Cute!! By all means come on over to the tea...we'll set a chair as quick as we can!!
    Love all of your wonderful ideas - you are quite the clever girl! {love those tables...the color...the swirls - we are in love!}
    Karla & Karrie

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  9. I love the swirl that's not something I would have thought of!

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  10. You are truly talented! We love your old new tables. That color is incredible!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

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  11. How cute, and so cheap! I love the half -round top, and of course, your signature swirls! That is pretty much what I had to do to my tables I finished, glue, screws, and clamps, good as new!
    Sue

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  12. Bec..you have quite the eye for great color and design! I love your swirl designs..I can imagine a little bird nestled on them! Great job..you must have had great patience with these tables..it paid off!
    :) Jan

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  13. Those tables are adorable!
    Would you mind sharing with me HOW to paint the shabby chic/vintage look? I have some projects but don't know how to do them!

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  14. These tables are so pretty. I have one that I got at a garage sale for $3.00 that I haven't done anything with yet. It is aleady painted an aqua color. I might fix it up and use it on my porch. It would be handy to set my glass of iced tea on and mgazine. I like to go out and read in the afternoons on the porch. I know that I will probably paint it white to match my chairs.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  15. Beautiful! I love demilune tables ~ you can always find a spot for another one!!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  16. Thank you for the painting tips, I am going to try it on a chair I have. Blessings, Sandi

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