Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Black Corsican Table

makeover, Corsican table, American Decor paint
I am ashamed to say how long it took me to complete this simple table makeover.

Bought back at the first of this year, I was thinking a quick polish would repair all the finish flaws.

However I was WRONG!

Some chemical had removed the finish around the bottom of the legs.

The Corsican Table would have to be painted.

Why do I call it the Corsican Table?

Because it has its name on the label underneath.

Made in North Carolina for the Loving Furniture Company in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Not wishing to damage the beautiful top, I flipped it over and sanded the apron and legs.

Using Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon.

And this is where I put it in the corner of the living room.

In February.

I am ashamed to say it stayed right there until last week.

Finished painting with Carbon.


Applied Howard's Citrus Shield in Dark Oak over the black.

Used MinWax paste - clear - for the top which is real inlay.

Quite the handsome fellow - this Corsican Table.

Ready for a new home at Riverfront Antique Mall 

in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Booth W-10.

I am ashamed to say this is not the only piece half-way completed.


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  1. Lovely table. Amazing job of transformation. I like the black for the legs and apron, and I love that you preserved the beautiful inlaid top.

  2. I love the way this table turned out! Very handsome and I'll bet it doesn't stay long in your booth!


  3. Gosh, that's beautiful. Wish I was closer, Donna. I'd snag that baby and bring him back to the Mountain State, where he belongs. {hmmm....on second thought, maybe he escaped the inevitable tradition in Morgantown, where they're known to burn couches with their Mountaineer sports enthusiasm). Very nice job.

  4. Your finished table looks beautiful, Donna. Great job! I'm ashamed to say that I have a set of tables I never finished, too. Nothing like your beauty, but a couple of small end tables I took to a class on chalk painting - painted one, but never waxed or finished it and then I lost interest. Don't know if and when I'll ever get back to them. I just know, painting furniture is not for me.

  5. Those Corsicans are handsome dudes. aren't they?

  6. Oh, well worth your time, Donna, it came out super great!

  7. well if you didn't sit around on your buns eating bon bons maybe you would get more done ha ha, lonely little table xx

  8. Some things are worth the wait! This table is really special. Great job bringing it back to life.

  9. Oh boy, I love this piece so so much! If I lived close, I'd be running over to Riverfront Antique Mall!

  10. Oh Wowsie so beautiful!!! You have reloved this piece so nicely Donna. Have a great week.

  11. Looks great, well worth the wait! The best things happen over time, not overnight....at least that's what I tell myself while looking at my PILE of UFO's in my sewing room.

  12. It's lovely, but my favorite part is the label! I will never admit to the number of UFO's around here!

  13. What a unique little table! I love the legs...too cute! You did a great job on it...as usual! I'm sure it's already gone! Have a great Wednesday!

  14. Donna, you brought a beautiful table back to life.

  15. It looks so lovely! I bet it sells quickly.

  16. It's beautiful now! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party. I pinned it to my "Spotted at the VIP board here - https://www.pinterest.com/knickoftime/spotted-at-the-vip-vintage-decor-repurposed-projec/

  17. I love the way your table turned out. Just beautiful!

  18. Your Corsican table should be quite happy now to be refurbished and so pretty again. Love those legs and cross pieces. If more of us were closer we'd be fighting for that table at your booth. It is so gorgeous. I have a thing for tables (among too many other things according to hubs). lol Love to mix styles too.
    Happy daze

  19. This is such a pretty table. I love the unusual look of the legs.ANd the color combination that you have chosen. Very nice.

  20. It looks gorgeous. I like its Old World look, with the turned legs and the rich table top it now possesses. Great job. I saw your link at Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

  21. Love the lines on this table Donna! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. If you saw my garage you would feel really good about yourself! I love the transformation. It was worth all the work!! ;)

  23. Such a beautiful job, Donna. I've pinned it to our Vintage Charm Features & Favorites board. The link is at the party :)


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