DREAM KITCHEN WORK TABLE
I have been hoping and looking for an old kitchen work table for the center of our vintage 1932 kitchen. Even at estate sales the price was usually $200+. I wasn't all that optimistic when I bid $75 on a beat-up and filthy work table at a "bid only" estate sale. A week later I got a call telling me the first place bid of $265 backed out. He had thrown out all the other bids but he found mine. All of the other bids were higher than mine but he would sell it to me for my $75 bid. I beat the feet right down and picked it up!
After scouring it with boiling water and environmental cleaner, applying coats of primer and Benjamin Moore Advance semi-gloss in Nantucket Gray, AND soaking the original patina hardward in boiling water, here is my new table that has already made a difference in our kitchen.
I kept the top original with lots of scrubbing, gentle sanding, and three coats of polyurethene.