Looking vintage table ideas and inspiration? This is one of my favorites. This table has an amazing paint finish and a chippy distressed patina.
A long time ago in a big city far, far away this vintage table was the talk of the town.
It came from a yard sale.
It was painted blue and then it was painted black and then it was painted red and then I refinished the top and painted it white and distressed it.
And then time and all the little people of the house helped with the beautifully aged patina by giving it a good kick now and throwing the occasional dump truck into it.
All of this painting and dump truck throwing and kicking created a one-of-a-kind finish on this vintage table.
A wonderful finish.
The kind of finish looks like the table might have come over on the Mayflower with the pilgrims.
People that lived in the really big city would stop by the house and comment on that Mayflower vintage table:
“That is some table.”
“That’s one mighty fine table.”
“They sure don’t make vintage ables like that anymore.”
Accolades poured in from far and wide.
In fact….there was so much liking and commenting and general hull-a-ba-loo about the table…..
….that I got the big head.
I thought that my vintage table and I were all that and a bag of chips.
I thought we were fancy.
Ready for our own reality show about tables and the people who love them.
Eventually we left that city and moved to the country….my vintage table and I.
And you know the rest of the story.
And the farmhouse.
And the twinkling stars in the night sky.
But the story of the table doesn’t end there.
You see….we bought a business when we jumped.
And on the day of the grand opening of our new venture…..I decided to bring my table.
I was going to be meeting new people and making new friends and I wanted to have my table along for moral support.
And I dreamed.
I dreamed about the splash my big city table and I were going to make in the country.
On the day of the grand opening my husband carried that vintage table down in the truck and then into the business.
And I set it up with cakes and punch and cookies and milk glass and silver.
And there it sat.
The main attraction.
Ready to meet its public.
Except at the last minute my husband added a table cloth.
I need to invite someone else to the house for dinner who appreciates a really good vintage table…..
….I wonder if the pilgrims are available for Thanksgiving 🙂
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