Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TRAIN STATION SAVE - BEFORE AND AFTER !


THIS TRAIN STATION SAVE WAS FOUND BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BY MY HUSBAND, WHEN HE GOT OFF THE TRAIN, HE LOADED IT IN THE BACK
OF HIS TRUCK AND BROUGHT IT HOME
TO ME. IT WAS SITTING IN MY GARAGE ALL WINTER AND I FINALLY
GOT THE CHANCE TO GET HER DONE!
I FINALLY GOT A PROJECT DONE.
HURRAY!!!!!
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE...
I STARTED SANDING IT.


THE KNUCKLES WERE PRETTY BEAT UP SO I DECIDED TO
GO WITH A DISTRESSED LOOK!
THIS PIC. I STARTED TO APPLY
MY PAINT WHICH WAS A LIGHT TAN.

AFTER A HOUR THIS IS WHAT I MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH...

AFTER...











I USED THE DRY-BUSHED TECHNIQUE AND ANTIQUED IT WITH WOOD STAIN
THEN USED DARK WAX TO PROTECT
IT. ON THE TOP I SANDED IT
AND USED POLYSHADES BY MINWAX
AND ALSO USED A DARK WAX ON THE
TOP FOR ADDED PROTECTION.

I LOVE THE LEGS AND THE CLAW
FEET ON THE TABLE!
IM SO GLAD HE TOOK THE TRAIN
THAT DAY AND THOUGHT OF ME!





23 comments:

  1. What a guy and what a great makeover. Love the look you got with all your hard work!
    Liz

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  2. Now there's a couple of keepers, your hubby and the table!

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  3. It looks great! Love that your husband brought it home for you.

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a find and your new finish is totally stunning. I would love for you to link up to my ongong Inspire Me party. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/172nd-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Beautiful! What a guy your hubby is to pick that up for you. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  6. So pretty! That table is gorgeous!

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  7. Wow...what a great job ! that was so sweet of your husband willing to take this beauty for you ! Love the table !

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  8. Very nice "save." LOL And lovely work too!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

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  9. This table turned out amazing!! I might have passed this right by!!
    XO,
    Christy

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  10. I have this table ... at least it looks very close to being the same. We bought ours about 14 yrs ago & it's a cherry wood table/finish. I'm currently storing it. I don't have a place to use it, but I don't want to sell it either. Great job on the make-over.

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  11. Love the makeover you did and that it was a freebie...good job you two!

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  12. Lauren,

    Free is good but your make over of the table is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your results as you returned the table to glory once again.

    We'd like to invite you to Turn Old Into Awesome and win a fabulous prize package! The Whimsical Peacock and My Personal Accent are sponsoring the Dare to be Different, Up-cycling Challenge. Ends 8/12. See post for a complete list of challenge rules and prizes http://wp.me/p2Vf55-TQ

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  13. Wow... I love it! You did a great job!

    I'm a new follower and stopping by today from Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

    Suzie

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  14. Beautiful!!! Love those side of the road deals! ;)Thanks for sharing on Project Inspire{d}.. Pinned!
    Nancy

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  15. This looks so fantastic! Well worth the wait over the winter, I'd say.
    Kim@reposhture

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  16. That table are absolutely beautiful! I love the new look. Very well done. I found you over at Elizabeth & Co. This was a feature well worth looking at. Thanks for sharing it!

    Debbie

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    1. I'm getting a little fed up with my iPad making corrections for me...argh! It should have said that table IS absolutely beautiful!

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  17. What an amazing transformation! LOVE the dark stain! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  18. What a great find...love your transformation!

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  19. the table looks great!! could you show a picture of the table without the accessories on top

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