I got this old table at a yard sale for $10. Since it was taken apart, I really didn’t know how bad the pedestals were. You can see the legs are a little wonky…. attached but off kilter.
When I got it out to paint it, I realized why it was so cheap. I didn’t have a clue what the problem was until I turned them upside down and investigated.
Not shown in the picture is a big metal plate that connects from the pedestal to all three legs. A couple of the metal brackets just needed the screws tightened. The legs slide up and out.
This little guy needed some tlc. These screw holes were stripped. I removed the screws….
…I filled the holes with wood glue….
…then stuck in a toothpick.
Now, both pedestals are all fixed up.
This is how she looks all painted, waxed and buffed.
I lightly distressed this table. I’ve been looking for some chairs to go with it, but haven’t found any yet. If I can’t sell it as is, I may take it apart and use the pedestals to make two separate tables.
I painted this sweet table using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in my HomeRight sprayer. So easy! You can read the details in my post—ASCP in a HomeRight Finish Max.
Have you used the “toothpick trick” before? It sure does work great!
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