Small Space Dining



This is ohhhh so perfect for a small eating space. Of course she didn’t look exactly like this when I got her at the estate sale. I was looking in the garage that was under the house and I spotted casters and beautiful legs and I pulled all the junk off of the top to find this:


Ok she actually looked worse than this because when I pulled her out half of the top came off. Yeah, nothing I cant fix. The ride home also helped clear off all the cobwebs. I cleaned her up and glued, screwed and painted her up to beautiful chippiness with Miss Mustard Seeds Artissimo Milk Paint. She chipped up just perfectly. The top I sanded to reveal beautiful inlay that I stained with antique walnut General Finishes Gel Stain.  I polished up the brass just a little and left most of the beautiful patina. Yes, her boards are warped and have cracks, she has missing veneer but she is beautiful with loads of character that only age can give a piece. She is kinda like a middle aged woman, she has flaws but they only enhance her beauty. I knew from the start I wanted to pair her with a couple of chippy chairs I rescued from under a house at an estate sale. I pulled them out and they were filthy. They got a thorough cleaning and tightened up and I scraped off the loose paint and sealed them with many many coats of flat poly to keep the remaining paint in tact. You cant fake that beautiful chippiness.


These are perfect for small space dining and for sale. Contact me if you are local if you are loving them as much as I do so they can be yours.

Up next is this wreck of a desk and a chair to match. I don’t know what happened to the pictures with that overlay but its the before I have. lol

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Until next time….

Update – This set has sold to the CUTEST couple that have the perfect space for her. I LOVE when my pieces go to a good home.






  2 comments for “Small Space Dining

  1. Dee
    January 30, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I love how this looks — You did a great job! I almost used milk paint for a project but ended up going with Annie Sloan paint instead, so someday, I want to try it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • ekknox
      January 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      I was afraid of milk paint at first now I LOVE. First time I tried it I used bonding agent, now I have gotten brave and let it chip. Use it, you will be hooked.

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