Aug 21, 2013

Waterfall Table

 Yay! I finally have a project to share with you! 

You might remember this little yard sale waterfall table I bought on a lazy summer Sunday back in July. My brother wanted me to keep the wood look, but it was in bad shape. In fact, I learned how to use wood filler for the first time to fill in some missing veneer and deep scratches on this piece.

After sanding and priming I painted the edges and bottom shelf linen white with homemade chalk paint.

For the "waterfall" part I mixed up a warm neutral beige to set it off a bit from the rest of the table.

I distressed and waxed, and the finish is as smooth as silk now. I also replaced the old knob with a new vintage glass one.

I love the cute new shabby chic look!

This little table was way easier to move around and more fun to work on than my big television console, and I'll definitely be watching for more small projects like this one to paint.

If you live in the Boise area and are interested in purchasing this table, shoot me an email from my sidebar and I'll send you the particulars.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! 
I'm sharing my little table at some really fun parties! C'mon along!

 Elizabeth & Co. 
Shabby Art Boutique 
French Country Cottage 
The Charm of Home 
My Romantic Home
The Vintage Farmhouse 
Pieced Passtimes 


  1. Wow. I really love the subtle color difference and the new knob is prefect!

  2. What a precious little table! That look was so popular when I was a kid. Wonder why we don't seem to see these built in this style anymore?

  3. Wow! Love it Laurel! You turned it into a real treasure!

  4. Great Job! I LOVE it!
    Have a fabulous day.
    Erica :)

  5. That was a lot of work---well worth it though, it's a beauty!!!

  6. Laurel... so happy you saw the potential in this little beaut! great call on the two toned them!

  7. No offense to your brother, but he was wrong on this one. It is wonderful after you added your magic touch.

  8. So cute. Great transformation! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  9. Such a sweet piece - it is hard to believe the transformation. Love your color choice.

  10. Oh I love this! I have always had a soft spot for waterfall furniture! Nice job!

  11. Oh I just love the soft color combination! And that knob is the cherry on top! Nicely done Laurel!

  12. Your table turned out wonderful! Love how you mixed the two colors to retain the waterfall look.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links are open till Friday.

  13. I really love the two toned effect on this transformation Laurel and the sweet little glass knob finishes it off perfectly. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'll be featuring this post at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  14. love this piece Laurel! the soft contrast is great and so is the little knob... beautiful! found you at the vintage farmhouse.

  15. Oh Laurel - that is just beauitful !!!
    What an amazing transformation - I so want a room in our next house where this type of end table would be at home!!!

  16. Hi Laurel,

    This is SO MUCH BETTER, way to go on this piece. I have a waterfall vanity that is in need of an overhaul and glad to see this turn out so nicely.

    Hugs, Lynnie.
    New follower

  17. I love this! It is very creative and inspiring. I have been wanting a piece of waterfall furniture. Now I may have to not clean house today and go junking! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy.


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