Sunday, October 16, 2011

Isn't It Romantic?


For a fall entry at the WhisperWood Cottage Talent scouting party, I am featuring

one of my most popular posts...an outdoor tablescape and makeover.

I first posted this table in fall of 2011.


A joy to rehabilitate...St. Anthony's Table.





You can see my statue of St. Anthony in the background here...

patron saint of lost items, holding the baby Jesus. 

I knew this was exactly where I wanted this table photographed.






This antique table was reclaimed as a lost and found item.
Or rather, discarded and found.  So pretty, such detail.

Found on the streets of town... AGAIN!!

Where is the ingenuity in common folk?  Where's the resourcefulness?

This table has much more character than the canned manufactured look
available in Any Store, Any Town, USA.

Time for a PRAIRIE DOVE makeover!

Just needed to have it's legs tightened a bit.
All the supplies (paint, sandpaper, wax) I already had.





Some initial sanding,

two coats of Valspar signature in white

(this paint is great because it has the primer built right into it and provides supreme coverage - you just have to sand very well prior to painting if the piece is stained wood to prevent the stain from bleeding through),

some distressing (which I *love*),

and then two coats on Minwax Wipe On Polycrylic
(to protect the tabletop for eating purposes).






This table has a neat little leaf that collapses and stores right underneath the table.






Here's my table with the leaf extension.






And here with some fall romance!




Fabulous farmstyle inspiration for your little cottage home.

Bring your furniture OUTSIDE for a smashing fall party.

Natural materials and linens--such as potato sacks and fabric remnants--

keep a table scape rustic.


















Beautifully turned legs on these old tables add unmatchable charm!






Fall textures in the yard around the table setting help to unite the scene
and set the tone.












Ready to celebrate fall romance?!






This post has been linked up with:





And last year's linky parties included:


                             DebbieDoos Monday Newbie Party










46 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Andrea, your table looks beautiful in this setting. You unlocked so much detail with your paint treatment. Love the display.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW that was so cool, and very well done. I love the table and your table top decor is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, my heart did sing when you mentioned St. Anthony. He is one of my beloved saints. The table turned out nicely, and I really like the shape of it. Your Fall goodies look lovely on there.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

The table is really beautiful, and the shape really makes it's unique! The fall delights are really nice. If you would, I'd love it if you would post on my 1st Sunday's Best Party. You need to share!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Love, love, LOVE it! I want that table!

Now following.

Cindy said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it, I wish mine looked like that, it would go so well in my house. You have done an amazing job of that makeover!
Hugs, Cindy

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Your table and the setting is just gorgeous! I really like the orange organza. It's amazing how the white paint accentuates the detail in the table. I have to try the valspar paint. I have a hot pink and black secretary I'm going to repaint soon and I know it's going to give me grief!

BTW, if there's a partial comment from me just before this comment, it's because my iPad is being difficult tonight!

I also love your blog motto.....very funny!

Buttercup Bliss said...

BEAUTIFUL table redo!!!!

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Just beautifully done...I love it!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great table and love how you have it styled.

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful transformation! And, love the tablescape
-Lynn

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That table is gorgeous!! You did such a beautiful job breathing new life into her! Thanks for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse! Hope your Monday is grand! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sharing Shadymont said...

I can't imagine that someone would throw this away! One person's trash..... It's lovely. You did a fabulous job!

Renee said...

What a great table, can't believe it was on the street. Great job!

Chris said...

What a wonderful job you did on that table and how lucky you were to have found it. I'm visiting from Debbie's Newbie Party. I hope to stop by often and please stop by my blog if you have time. Hugs, Chris

Kristal said...

That is one gorgeous table and setting! Wow, I would think I would make the family sit outside and eat dinner on that thing before hauling it back inside!

Gosh, I need to get to work - LOL!!!

XoXo,
Kristal

Pam said...

Those legs are gorgeous. I think your tablescape makes it all the prettier (and the cornstalks in the background).

Kahli said...

I love everything! The legs especially. You did a great job setting the table. Thanks for visiting us. I'm going to check out some more of your site.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The table looks great...and what a wonderful decorator you are! Very beautifully done! ♥

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Great job on this gorgeous table. love the paint technique. I'd love for you to come by Vintage Inspiration Friday and link up sometime. this fits right in! xo

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Such a pretty piece with gorgeous legs and now a wonderful paint treatment to really do it justice. Your photo styling is so cool. Thanks for the heads up on the feature, I'm going to go check it out. Hoping you are having a great week.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Hi Andrea!

Thank you for all your kind words today and for linking up. Your table rehab turned out BEAUTIFULLY and I am always so impressed with your photos. It is obvious you put a lot of work into them and they are absolutely worth every bit of work. You do beautiful work!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

Your table transformation is amazing and looks wonderful with your Autumn decorations. Beautiful!!

Hope you have a great week ~ please come say hello sometime!

~ Marie

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Oh my! I am SO jealous of your table right now! Those chunky legs are to die for! I need that table in my kitchen ASAP lol ;) Great Makeover!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Love thos table legs.

Wonderful

Bonnie Godbee said...

Do you have any info on the table? My husband and I found those legs in an attic, we're using them on a table he is building from reclaimed wood. Would love to know about the table they came from.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gorgeous table, andrea! and i love the staging! i can see it at a family thanksgiving dinner!

Bonnie said...

Great job on your nice find. Like your outdoor fall styling.

The Corson Cottage said...

You lucky girl! I wish I could find something that wonderful on the street! This is great! You did a wonderful job with the restoration:) Carrie

Jann Olson said...

Fabulous is right! I love, love this table!! I just bought a sofa table with great legs at a yard sale. Wanted to try A. S. chalk paint on it. I have heard so much about it. Didn't think we could buy it here, but found out one area that sales it. Now, not sure. Sure like the way this Valspar looks! Great job!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful table. You did a great job.Audrey

Shabby soul said...

Beautiful job and really beautiful tablescape!
I wish I had such a wise space around my home!!
Hugs
Silvia

Fishtail Cottage said...

lovely! would love to have you share at Fishtail Cottage outdoor decor linky later this evening????? xoox, tracie

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Wow! It looks amazing! You did a beautiful job and so are your photos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing!

abeachcottage said...

Your table turned out lovely and it looks great in this setting. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

PJH Designs said...

Beautiful job on the table I love it. Thanks for visiting and leaving kind words on my blog. :-) Peggy

Melissa said...

PURE SHABBY LOVE! Great JOB!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful job you did on such an interesting table! You outdoor vignette is splendid!

I am a new friend and follower and am happy to meet you! Hope you will be too! I would be delighted for you to link up to Potpourri Friday!

Vanessa said...

HI, Andrea
I just love your table. It turned out great. I found your blog from A Creative Princess link party. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com

Have a great weekend.
Vanessa

Nook & Cranny said...

Wonderful table and the fall romance is wonderful, too.
Thanks for sharing.

Butterbean Row said...

You did a fabulous job! And what a bargain....free! I love it!

♥Charlotte

Town and Country Gals said...

Andrea,
What a find! Looks gorgeous after you did your magic! Love that you took your photo outside, beautiful setting and beautiful styling!
Rebecca

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your gorgeous table and how you styled it- just lovely! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Great table makeover and vignette! Thanks for linking up to The Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage! What kind of fabric is that?

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Oh WOW! What a beautiful transformation and tablescape! I love your blog graphics too.

Bridget from Refined Vintage said...

Love the transformation, all you need to do is have a Halloween party in your Yard!

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