I had pretty much given up when this
I have actually had my eye on it for a while. My sister's boyfriend had it sitting on his back porch for and used it as an outdoor table. It had LOTS of wear and tear, but I really liked the shape of it (it had sexy legs, well leg).
I decided to fix it up since it wouldn't really cost me anything to try. Then I made Brian promise no backsies after he sees how fantastic it is and I got started.
I sanded and scrubbed and sanded and scrubbed and... you get the idea. Then I cleaned the whole thing with bleach and approximately five rolls of paper towels.
I removed the base and spray painted it with a semi-metallic spray paint we had on hand. I think the color was oil rubbed bronze. I used it because I already had it, but I actually really like the sheen in gave it.
I stained the top with a leftover gel stain; the wood still wasn't in great shape so it didn't take the stain evenly. I actually really liked that though it gave it a more weathered look.
I originally considered doing something like this with it.
The table really fits the area well and it was FREE! Who doesn't love that?
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