Library Table Furniture Flip – Drab to Fab

The Story of the Lonely Library Table

Once Upon a time…

before Compass explore uniquely grace shabby paints old vibrant gold smoked pearl vanilla bear chalk shimmer drum library table solid wood furniture flip refinish beautiful one of a kind OOAK…there was a lonely library table (or drum table) sitting in a dingy second hand store in a small town with one stop light. I don’t know how many people walked by before this one lady stopped, cleared off the top of him and gave him a good look. Sure, he was scratched, dented and dinged. He wasn’t missing anything major and still had a strong frame and he had “Good Bones” as she said.

The lady purchased him knowing he had potential but had no clue, nor inspiration at that time to help him along his journey. Till one day she dragged him from the garage and began cleaning, scrubbing, rinsing, sanding, removing parts and polishing. Oh it felt so good, he thought to himself.

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Then he noticed something… she brought over a sketch book. He could not see the design she began to draw but it tickled and scratched just in the right spots and he began to have hope. Hope, that someone would love him again. Once satisfied with her outlines she mixed up a soothing gel In progress 1Compass explore uniquely grace shabby paints old vibrant gold smoked pearl vanilla bear chalk shimmer drum library table solid wood furniture flip refinish beautiful one of a kind OOAKand began to apply it to his freshly sanded wood top. His colors started to change and the design slowly emerged. It was a Compass… oh the joy he felt as he knew he was going somewhere new to be loved once again soon.

The artist poured hours into the details, rotating, staining, glazing and sealing. After days past and she had painted and distressed his body and base he began to really feel like a new table. Standing his full 22.5″ tall and broadening his with to 28″, he had nothing to hid any more. He was bright and cheerful and ready to explore.

 

Now you can watch him transform with this Time Lapse Video…

 

 

 

 

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A new name was given to our now confidant library tableAmerigo! The man whom our great nation is named after. An Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who helped discover the lands of America were not the Indies it had be thought to be. There is a brief history lesson for the day.

As a “Library Table“, Amerigo can be used to story your favorite exciting adventure books… Have a cup of coffee or tea while you read.

 

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Or you could put him in a parlor or swanky bachelor pad and store your libations within his cabinets and enjoy your evening cocktail while you ponder your next big traveling adventure. As a library table he can hold all your maps and exploring devices.

 

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Our once lonely library table was now a shining jewel! A conversational statement piece for any room, home and family to love. Do you love him as much as this artist?

AMERIGO IS FOR SALE: LIBRARY COMPASS TABLE

Compass Library Table – Amerigo (drum table)

 

Thank you so much for checking out my post! I hope you have enjoyed your time here. Please take a moment to connect with me on social media or leave a comment below about this project. Have a fantastic day!

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My inspiration images on this project are in the links below:
Swirls around the compass: http://www.wenshen520.com/27739
Points and dots around the compass rose: http://ccrs.biz/32-2/
The compass Rose: http://www.tattoobite.com/tattoos/compass-tattoos/page/24/
and many others for much smaller details….

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7 Responses to “Library Table Furniture Flip – Drab to Fab

  • Simply incredible. Phenomenal the amount of layering that was done around the outer rim of the tabletop. In the video it appears to be all painted, but the photos look like a combo of stain and paint on top. Is that so? How were you able to stain with a paintbrush without bleeding? It’s stunning. Would love to have this!

    • Yes it is a combo of raw (sealed) wood, in the lighter areas, Stain in the main brown ring along the gold edge and layers and darker stain in the dark parts of the star then some minimal chalk paint and the shimmer/metallic paints around the edges. The stain I use is Gelato Gel Stain and it is made by Shabby Paints. Being a gel it is easier to manage. Also I believe I applied it with a brush in the center star and then a sponge on the outer rim (this part happens very fast in the video). The shade I used was Dark Chocolate. Thank you so much for your interest. The item is for sale. 😉

      Blessings,
      Grace

  • I am overwhelmed at the artistry and the absolute beauty of this piece. You took a Cast away piece and turned it into a magnificent work of art. Amazing! I really am overwhelmed! Did I tell you that I love it… LOL… Hugs

  • Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    1 year ago

    Wow, I’m visiting from The Pin Junkie party where you gorgeous table caught my eye. Stunning makeover! Pinning to share ☺

  • Absolutely beautiful! Your skill is outstanding.

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