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?!
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