Maple again - only a table this time

Still working on sister's living room and this is the end table that was left in the house by the former felons who rented. It was on of those tables that had the little attached half top that looked like a mailbox on top of it. Funny as when she moved in it had lots of letters from the former renters to her boyfriend in jail..ahhh funny. Okay back to this post.
So, I took the ugly bread box/mail box top off. It was just held on by screws. Than I sanded the whole thing to get the grime and the nasty finish off of it. Then I filled the holes with wood putty and sanded a bit more.
Next was a coat of primer..looking much better.
Then came about 3 coats of paint, some distressing, some glaze and voila!
Here she is in all her lovely glory.
Here is a bit of the detail. I think she looks good and will look awesome in her new home.

linking to :
Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered Cottage
Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
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  1. Great table make-over! I love a distressed finish. to check out more of your projects...

    Kimberly :-)

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  3. Great transformation. Letters from prison??????for real??? too funny! I love the shape of the table, and it's finish is terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ode to the magic of paint and some elbow grease - it looks fantastic!

  5. What a super transformation. I love it. YOu did a fabulous job on the finish. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love what you did with that table! Kerrie

  7. That is totally gorgeous! I love how white paint can make the little details stand out on wee tables like this. Fab :)

    Glad you could Mi4M!

  8. Tammy,
    Don't be surprised when I pull up in your driveway with a truck full of furniture! :)

    Beautiful transformation.

  9. Your sister is very lucky to have such a talented sister! very pretty.

  10. Very cool, I have a little retro dresser I picked up for my daughter, I will have to bookmark this for tips.

  11. Never thought to remove the ?mailbox" section of a table like this....very clever

  12. That is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it!!