I found two similar pedestal, side tables at a garage sale for $8 each. They are actually identical except that one has a round top and the other a square. The original finish was orange and dated, but I had to get them because I loved their shape and pedestal bases, not to mention their sturdy, solid construction.
I started by removing the old finish with my palm sander.
Once I thoroughly removed the old stain, I painted the pedestal bases with a coat of primer.
I painted the table legs and base with my new favorite, creamy, white paint: Linen White by Behr. I got lucky because I discovered this color in the "oops" pile at Home Depot. After painting and distressing the table bases, I applied two coats of Minwax Dark Walnut stain to the tabletops.
All the items I used on the tabletops are from yard sales.
I purchased these lovely, antique bottles at a yard sale for $1 each. I got the vintage crock, in the background, for $2.
This bottle is my favorite; I just adore the shape of it!
The round table:
I picked up this vintage, crystal lamp at an estate sale last week for $2! Do you remember when I recovered this lamp shade? I made it to sell in the shop, but I ended up keeping it because I loved it too much. Now I am glad I held onto it because it looks perfect with my new crystal lamp!
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