|Project by DIYWaterDog||posted 03-28-2017 04:19 AM||638 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I took a trashed wine table and turned it into a beautiful piece of furniture that is sure to be valued as a family heirloom. A little bit of finish work, pennies, and glazing does the trick.
Years ago I acquired this table from my grandmother. At one time it had a leather top. My first intentions were to have it “professionally” recovered in a faux leather to bring it back to it’s original beauty and style. . Since it was a family heirloom I wanted it done RIGHT!
That plan crashed at burned horribly. I took the table to what I thought was a professional. Apparently a professional upholster is not the same as a professional in leather table tops. When I received the table back from the professional I was deeply disappointed in the workmanship of the piece. The bottom line was that the edging on the material cuts were terrible. The overall condition of the table was worse and less presentable than when I left it with the “professional” with a bare wood top. After a long discussion with the professional and disagreement, I was refunded the cost of labor. But, I was still out $75 for the materials. Bummer!
I was very close to trashing this table all together out of frustration and the money lost on the first attempt to have a professional refurbish the table. After calming myself, I decided to give it new life and an entirely new look.
If you care to see how it was done… Go to my Instructable page for the start to finish project.
Hope this inspires someone else to do something similar.
-- Why pay somebody when you can DIY?!?