Monday, May 11, 2020

Primitive Table Makeover

A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek BlogA primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover!

We completed this project last year, but I’m just getting around to posting it today!

I actually gave this table a little refresh over the weekend which inspired me to share it!

The table is far from perfect, but I love the primitive vibes it has!

I’m all about trash to treasure makeovers & this table is a true reflection of that!

Can you believe we picked this table up for free in front of someone’s house?!  We were driving by & saw this falling apart table with a ‘free’ sign next to it & immediately turned around to take a look!

The table was in rough shape, but it was free so I wasn’t afraid to take a chance on it.





A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
We managed to fit the table into our SUV & ready to start a new project!  That same day, I also picked up my first can of my favorite ever white paint, which I ended up using on this table!  It’s cool how things work out like that!
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
When we got home, it was time to assess the situation.  One of the main problems with this primitive table was that the legs were all different sizes.  It has skinny parts of the legs at the bottom that had broken off, making the table uneven.  Well, that was an easy fix!  We just cut all the legs down to the same size!  We then used the belt sander to smooth everything down & make sure the legs were even.
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
Then it was time to repair the frame!  I don’t have a lot of pictures of this, but it involved taking the legs off!  I can’t remember exactly, but I’m sure some glue was involved!  Once the frame pieces were secure again, we reattached the legs. 

We also glued & reattached the top to fit better on the frame.

Once the structure repairs were complete, it was time to paint!  The first time around, I painted the frame with my white paint & then stained the top.  It then sat in various areas of our home for a few months.

Over the weekend, I wanted to give it a little refresh.  Since I didn’t seal the top, the stain was looking a little worn.  The paint was also chipped in a few places.

A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
For my refresh, I used gel stain in the darkest color I had to cover the imperfections.  I also repainted the frame.  After everything was done, I sealed the top with polyurethane.
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
A free primitive table gets a cute & updated makeover! | On The Creek Blog
I think the imperfections give it character!  Although it’s not visually perfect, it’s now a sturdy table!  I just love unique pieces like this!


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