Wednesday, October 17, 2012

 
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.
 
 
 
So pleased!


 
 


 
 

17 comments:

Kristin said...

That's beautiful!

Doni said...

WOWWWW!!!! I'd have knocked down a dozen people in my hurry to get there in case he changed his mind! You did an AWESOME job on that, and I know you'll enjoy it and use it every day. Congratulations! I love that you shared it with us for my link party! Thank you so much for coming by,
Blessings, Doni

Amanda said...

Amazing! Great table and a wonderful story to go along with it! It was truly meant to be yours! Thanks for sharing!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Jeannie-JB said...

What an awesome work table. Your obviously talented with that paintbrush, sand paper and boiling water because it looks absolutely amazing. Great find for $75!

fromgentogen said...

What a steal...This is gorgeous...Blessings, Becky

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Omigosh that piece is gorgeous!! And what a bargain, too. You're a lucky lady!!

Leslie Harris said...

Oh you lucky girl! What a deal you got. I absolutely love your table and you did a wonderful job bringing it back to life.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Biljana said...

Great job, it looks so beautiful:-))

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my what a beauiful job you did! I'm so glad it all paid off for you!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

You did a fantastic job! The table looks amazing. I love that you kept the original top!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I have a grain bin a lot like yours. We also found a hutch to place on top. Love having it in the kitchen and yours looks amazing. What a great price :)
Blessings,
Cindy

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Michele! Your cabinet/table is great, so glad you ended up getting it!
Thanks for visiting my auction house post. I live right smack in the middle of Missouri, and the house was way out in the middle of nowhere that's why it went so cheap.
Have a great day! Gina

Lee Dewsnap said...

Firstly, thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment on help needed for my kitchen lighting. I have actually chosen two statement pendant lights as you suggested. Everything is on hold for the moment as I am waiting to hear if I can extend the back of our house.

I love what you have done with the old table, turning it into an island. It looks fantastic and I especially like the fact you have left the top natural wood.

I am going to be working with Annie Sloan Chalk paint soon, a collaboration which will have a beautiful book to give-a-way. I am excited to be using the product on a few of my mothers pieces of furniture. I just hope I achieve as good finish as you have.

I also love your handsome dog. I used to have a big dog, Poppy is my first small dog, very user friendly ;)

Lee

Art and Sand said...

Amazing that you ended up with the table and what a fantastic job you did fixing it up.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a fabulous piece and it is truly wonderful that it went to the perfect home. Congratulations! :)

Cindy Goins said...

Hi Michele, Awesome job on that table and wow what a great price!
Love it!

Cindy@GlassSlipperRestorations.com

Burlap Luxe said...

Beautiful face life and looks great in your home.
Xx
Doré