Monday, June 24, 2013

Kitchen Work Space

Hello my friends!  Here is another fun finish from a few weeks ago.  I remember in my Grandmother's kitchen there was always an old oak table or chair that was put to use when she needed to use her meat grinder, or to dry noodles on (the most AMAZING homemade noodles for Chicken and Noodles), or to set the pie on to cool.  The chair and table had the most amazing patina and wear on them.  This particular project had me waxing all nostalgic from start to finish.  Honestly I'd never sell this if I thought I could use it as my kitchen island and not have the other 4 kitchen elves not running into it every time they turned around.  I'm very tempted to try it though!
This antique 5 leg table has the most amazing wear on it.  It's like it just came out of Grandma's kitchen or back porch!
We stripped the top down and I re stained it in Weathered Oak by Minwax.  The stains would not come out, but they look like they should be there.  There are even the old small holes and wear marks by some sort of gadget that was attached to the top at some point in time. 

See the 5th, center leg?  Love it.  I painted this one in ASCP Duck Egg Blue and sanded it smooth and showing some of that solid oak.  Lovely I tell you.  This is my kind of finish.  I do believe if I had an old farm house I could decorate it all in prim and be quite content.

Let me know if this needs to move to your kitchen.  

Have a great week!

Linking to:

Elizabeth and Co.


  1. i LOVE this! such a great color and love that wood top!

  2. So pretty! And I don't think I've ever seen a table with five legs!

  3. I'm so glad you did this. I'm trying to get the same type of effect on my YUK dining room table and I have to sell the idea to my hubby first. This way I can just show him :) THANKS!!

  4. A noodle making gramma? Those were the days huh!


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