I love giving new life to old and vintage pieces and the earth-friendly benefits of repurposing well-made items.
As my husband will attest, the best cottage outing for me is a trip to the dump. We've hauled home numerous smelly, spidery, dirty treasures with the vision of what they could become.
We inherited this solid little table with its interesting octagon design. While the table was not our style, I was drawn to its interesting lines and shape.
I gave it a light sanding with my palm sander, primed it with an oil-based primer to seal the wood and provide a base for the paint to stick to, then finished it with a few coats of Benjamin Moore's Cabinet Coat in 'Onyx'. We re-used the original brass handles which we cleaned and polished using Brasso brass cleaner.
It was such a rewarding project. We ended up with a very practical, interesting piece of furniture that brings a sense of nostalgia and connection to family.