Some time ago I found a tiny wooden table in terrible shape at the flea market. Even though the wood was soaked in oil and layered with 5 layers of thick white paint, oh and a large crack all down the center - I bought it. I wanted something really cheap and not so nice because I wanted to cut the legs off and make it shorter. With a pretty or nicely designed table it would have hurt too much to put a saw to the legs.
The reason I want it shorter, is that it will be my sewing table and the normal height of a table make my shoulders and neck hurt after five minutes of sewing.
So first of all I had to remove all the paint and sandpaper for hours, then I decided on matching my little red chair. I kept the legs natural and only oiled them with parboiled linseed oil for that smooth satin texture that I love. Then I painted the top and the inside of the drawer red and the edge black just because I like contrast. In the end I decided on giving the table top that glass effect with 8 layers of high gloss varnish, just because I wanted to see if I could do it.
I am probably going to regret it big time, since every tiny dust speck shines like a star in a red sky. But for now I am just please that it turned out so well.
For a table of such low quality wood and bad shape I think it turned out very cute. I am very sorry I do not have more pictures of the table before the redoing.
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Linnea & Caroline
2 foreigners in Israel trying to find their space. Up-cycling furniture and clothes for a better environment and future.
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