Refurbishing an Antique Table

ImageOne Saturday my mom and I decided to get up early and go to Columbia, SC, to check out the Soda City Market and browse some of the antique stores just for funs. I found this table with a travertine tile top hidden at the Old Mill Antique Mall for only $24! It was the best deal in the entire place and I knew I could turn its dingy, dated self into something fab.ImageAfter removing the travertine, I took the table down to my dad’s shop and sanded the table down. I sprayed it with a primer so that the paint would go on easily and evenly!ImageThe hardest part of the whole project was deciding on the paint color. I went to Lowe’s and picked up (40 oops) paint chips that I liked and thought would go well with the tile. I brought them home and had all out battle royales between different shades of blues and reds before narrowing it down to Blue Lagoon and Blaze Orange. I got sample sizes (only $2.98 each!) of each color from Lowe’s to try out. And the big winner was……Blue Lagoon!!!!ImageI painted two coats of Valspar’s Blue Lagoon on the table, paying close attention to making sure that the paint was completely even and smooth. I also decided to paint the legs of the table White Asparagus which so happens to be the exact shade of the travertine tile. Two coats of semi gloss polyurethane were just what the doctor ordered to complete this project!ImageImageAll together this table cost less than $35 dollars, and it looks good enough to put in my imaginary summer house in The Hamptons!

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