This little black table had sat on my mother’s porch for years and was in pretty sad shape. The legs were wobbly, trim was falling off, the table surface was rotted and one of the legs was sticking up through the top. But the form was so lovely and the paint had a great chippy appeal. So when she asked my dad to toss it out, I was there to catch and rescue it.
I wanted to keep the original top but it was just to far gone. Once I accepted that the top was too far gone, and hubby promised to help me create a new one, I turned my disappointment into a search for a creative solution.
I knew I wanted to keep the chippy character of the legs and shelf so the new top would have to play well its shabby base. Ultimately I decided to add a little contrast, creamy white paint crackled over a blue base-coat.
To marry the new top to the old base I added some of the same blue and white to the base but leaving evidence of the original black.
Then for an extra twist I stitched a border of blue yarn around the top. Finally I applied a large, free-hand starfish in gold-leaf and the sad little table was transformed into a new charming table with a coastal vibe.
With a little creativity and work, the sad little rescue table was transformed into a lovely, refurbished table with a sweet coastal charm.
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