June 3, 2014

Collecting enamel tables...

Chris came home with another $15 enamel table from a recent estate sale.
 As you can see, this one needed some tender loving care.
Originally constructed in 1948, it has two sides that can be extended.
He spent the weekend sanding off the rust and repainting the enamel.
Don't you love the blue trim? He taped off the sides to retain its color while he was repainting the table top and collar.
He wanted to replace the wood on the drawer, but I loved its worn character.
$15 table.  $3 can of white enamel paint.  Hours of elbow grease.
New life for a very loved table.
I wonder what special meals, family secrets and games were shared at this table?
XOXO
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22 comments:

Margaret said...

Great job. It looks so good! Happy that sucha great table will live on to be enjoyed for more special times. Maggie

Lynne said...

Quite the team you are at finding treasures . . . and bringing them back to life. I can see the table as a great space to play a board game . . . or for a 1000 piece puzzle!

LBP said...

I love your enamel table! Great job restoring it.

Blessings

Linda

Corey Moortgat said...

What a great job you guys did! And love that the table has a drawer- that would come in handy...

Jboo said...

Very cool! Love that old table and now it looks new and better than ever!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have never seen a table like this, love the way that it extends, how handy! What a great find...looks like new but still has a lot of charm, perfect with the table cloth.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

So nice to find a good item and then actually fix it up and use it and not let it sit in the pile in your garage. Looks great Chris!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So lovely Kim! I do love enamel things!! Chris did an amazing job re-doing it!! Your flowers and cloth are so beautiful on the fresh paint!! Have a fabulous day! xo Holly

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So lovely Kim! I do love enamel things!! Chris did an amazing job re-doing it!! Your flowers and cloth are so beautiful on the fresh paint!! Have a fabulous day! xo Holly

Lutka And Co. said...

What a handy husband you have! Great vintage table!

vintage grey said...

Oh, I love it!! They are so neat!! xo Heather

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out great! I'm sure you'll get lots of fun use out of it-enjoy:@)

Courtney said...

You have a wonderful and handy husband. Is he out of school for the summer?

vivian said...

Looks great! Great save. Good husband! Lol!
Happy rest of the week kimmie!
Xoxo
Vivian

Jodee said...

Wowzers! What a fabulous find! Great makeover!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

It's wonderful! What a perfect "trash to treasure" story!
I've missed you! I need to catch up on your blog and see what's going on. I hope your summer is off to a great start!
Erica :)

Cheryl G. said...

Love the table!
Great eye!
Turned out amazing!

NanaDiana said...

That looks exactly like the enamel table we had at our old cottage. I LOVED that table! You two find the best treasures, Kim!

Hope you had a great day- I just got home from a VERY late meeting---xo Diana

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a sweet table, and for a sweet price. Yay for hubby's elbow grease. Where will it go?

Patti said...

Wow! I have a table very similar, but no drawer, and, it is rusty, too. I had no idea you could paint the top, too. What a guy!

Sherry Westra said...

Love it. We have an enamel table in the kitchen and use it every day. The leaf system is different, though.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful!!
What a wonderful restoration!! I love bringing things that other people would throw in the trash and then giving them a lovely new life!!

Hugs,
Deb