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Thursday, September 23, 2010

TWO tables transformed into ONE!

Here she is...!!
This is what I started with:
That's the top.
See how it sinks in the middle...not good!
That's where I took the bottom of my old table...
I also attached a piece of wood that was almost the length of the "new" table underneath the table top to help with the sagging.
I used some Gorilla Glue, liquid nails, and then clamped them into place with an adjustable clamp by Rockler! They are the best clamps because you get more for your money since they can go in weird angles!

I forgot to get a picture of it before I painted the base with Krylon Ivory Gloss, but it was oak, and the top was that same oak table that every set of newlyweds have it seems had a fake oak top.
This is the top of the "new" table. It had all different grains with the wood. They were all in a little square patch. It was HARD and took forever to sand without crossing the other grains the wrong way! This was one of the first times in my adult life that I wished that I wasn't 6 foot tall, because hunching over that for days hurt the ol' back! If I was more like 5 feet tall, it would have been the perfect height!! Anyway.......moving on.......!
That's after I got the tabletop sanded and stained! Onto changing out the base....
This is almost finished..the base needed another top coat, and the legs needed cut and fit into their little corners!
I also added some wooden appliques for some more detail.
 I attached them with the AMAZING Gorilla Glue...I use this stuff for pretty much everything, if not their glue, than their tape is awesome too!
Scroll up and look at the original legs, and then imagine them being cut to size and fitting back in their spot, just the same length and the side hanging of the table!

Do you like it? It looks a little country for me, but I love it, just not sure if fits in my home. Oh well, I love it, so I will make it work until I find a new project to replace it and sell this one!
Have a Great Weekend!!
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Katie @ Not Just Decorating said...

Oh! I love this. It looks so great! I love that style. I have a bunch of family pieces that are family pieces and sometimes I really wish I could paint them and change them up to be so cute like you did. Good job!

Stephanie said...

I want to smack myself in the head!
My current table was passed down to me from my mom-in-law when she downgraded from a 4 bdrm house to a 1 bdrm. It was nice at first. It's round, black, and looks very chic. I love it! Only my family of 5 is outgrowing it. I've been browsing craiglist for a "new" free table to make over, always sighing at the thought of getting rid of the one I love.
But you've given me a way of keeping the base (which is the same as yours), but simply expanding the size of my table top.
Thanks, Tasha! You made my day!

cariboucountry said...

Great project idea! Looks fabulous!

Kelsey said...

this is beautiful! I love how you put it all together! Gorgeous :)

Jessica Hilliker said...

I love this idea! I am also looking for a table for my growing family...why did I never think of combining a couple I like?? GREAT JOB! keep the projects coming :)

RedHeadedStepChild said...

I just love it! The details on the ends are just fabulous, so pretty and unique! You're a genius!

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

Love how this turned out. I love it when I get some new ideas. Very inspiring.

Amy said...

Great idea!

jennibell said...

Awesome! Really love how you thought out-of-the box on this one. . .will need to re-think some things before putting them at the curb in the future :)

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

You are brilliant. Love this idea. I came over here from Gail's and I adore your creativity. Great job my dear.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

What a great idea! I think it will look so pretty even when you get the leg/corner pieces back on there. You really nailed it by marrying those two pieces together and the bench and mixed chairs are a nice touch too. You have really great taste.

good work

Holly said...

I think it is a great combination and you did a marvelous job putting them together. I need some of those clamps too!
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Its So Very Cheri said...

WOW--what a masterpiece. That is awesome. I have been looking at those clamps. You can never have enough clamps.

Cheri from its so very cheri and the DIY Club

The DIY Show Off said...

What a great job! It's beautiful! I love it! Just my style. ;)


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