I purchased a broken claw foot table at Vendors’ Village for .99 cents. I’ve been holding onto it for about a year.
You can see where one of the feet broke off. I’m sure that’s why it was so cheap.
A few months ago I bought this damaged $7 coffee table. I removed the top, cut it in half to make the half table that’s great for an entry way or hall table.
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I used the smaller half for the cleat table, and was left with this larger half that was damaged. (where the arrow is pointing) I cut this off on the sliding compound miter saw and put it with my scraps. One day while I was painting I was looking for something to use leftover paint, I grabbed the broken 4 legged table.
As I was walking past the garage, I noticed the lonely scrap table top just waiting for it’s purpose.
Fit topless base with new table top
Don’t they look like they were made for each other?
Paint new table pieces
I already had the DIY chalky paint primer mixed up in an off white. Using my easy diy sawhorses and the Super Finish Max Extra I painted the base and the top. I often do this—use up left over paint on random projects.
This is my favorite part of a project . . . after the primer. I love when all the pieces come together and look alike.
Attach new top to topless table base
Glaze White Table
It was time for the Smoked Glaze paint treatment. I love the way this glaze not only makes the paint look better, but it also helps seal the project and project the diy chalky paint primer.
Here’s the small table after I glazed it. But I felt like it was missing something that most tables have, but we take for granted. It needed an apron or a skirt to make it all come together.
Add Skirt – Apron to new side table
Keeping scraps of all kinds works out so well for me. I only had to cut the skirt/apron to length. Again using the multi mark tool and my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes, installing this was quick and easy. I shot some brad nails with my nail gun on the corners.
It was already primed white. I added a little of the Smoked Glaze to make it all come together!
Do you love it? Don’t you think the skirt really completes this small four legged table?
Four Legged Claw Foot Table
This small vintage four legged claw foot table makes a perfect side table with it’s new salvaged table top!
I still have one more table to share with you that originated from the $7 thrift store table! Three tables out of one coffee table. I sure do love what I do!
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