Thursday, April 10, 2014

Updated Antique Work Table

Morning everyone! Today is my birthday. It always leaves me with mixed emotions. It's an odd mix of thankfulness and sadness. Completely weird, I know. And, yes. I was definitely that kid who hated having Happy Birthday sung to her at a party.
Anyway, I recently finished this antique work table and I am completely in love.

I love the classic black legs with the natural and super worn wood top.

Don't you just wonder what the history of this piece is? What it was used for? Where it has traveled? Please tell me I'm not alone because these are the things I think about!

Here is what the table looked like when I got it. Not necessarily bad, but I had a different vision for it.

I painted the legs black and left the finish solid; without distressing.

The top got carefully stripped of all its layers (and I'm talking like five different colors) to reveal the natural wood top. I then sealed the entire piece in poly.

I am seriously crushing on the whole antique with modern style right now. But, I could equally see it in a primitive or country home. So many possibilities!

Linking to...


  1. It turned out beautifully, the combination you chose!

  2. Wonderful job! Refurbishing is the best right! Happy Birthday, I wont sing Happy Birthday to you because you do not like it... but boy is it hard not too.... LOL


  3. Happy Birthday! The only thing worse than having Happy Birthday sung at a party is having Happy Birthday sung in a restaurant...drop dead humiliating!

  4. Happy Birthday Angela - your table looks lovely! Hope you have a great day!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  5. It's beautiful and I love how you styled it.

  6. happy birthday! I won't sing though... i love this table. you did a BEAUTIFUL job!

  7. Ooo, this is pretty! Hope your birthday was great!

  8. Gorgeous! What a beautiful transformation. I've been looking for a kitchen table with this type of finish on the top. One of these days I'll find it. :)

  9. Your table is fantastic! You did a great job on it! Hope you had a happy birthday :)

  10. Love your table and it is such a great and versatile piece. You did a fabulous job refinishing it. Such a great display with your white vignette and the basket. Love it all.


Thank you so much for stopping by Number Fifty-Three! I look forward to your comments.