One of the things we have in our new home that we didn’t have before is an eat-in kitchen. In the old house, we just ate in the dining room and therefore we only have one dining table. Well, I take that back. We have a small kitchen table left over from my husband’s bachelor days, but I’ve always used it in the garage as my “work table.” It’s pretty nasty now. We decided to dust it off and use it for the time being while we looked for something that would better suit the space. I really wanted a round table, and I kind of had a picture in my mind of what I wanted it to look like. I was thinking pedestal table, but something unique and special.
Here’s the “temporary” table that we’ve been using. It actually looks pretty good in this picture, but in real-life there is paint, stain, and wood putty randomly splattered on it.
When we had our Atlanta Bloggers meeting at City Antiques in Roswell, GA, I took a lot of pictures. I was so focused on running the meeting and visiting with group members, etc., that I didn’t really pay much attention to what I was actually taking pictures of. It wasn’t until I started editing my photos that I came across one that caught my eye — an awesome antique furniture find.
The perfect table! I frantically texted the owner of City Antiques and asked her if she would hold it for me. It needs some TLC, but it’s exactly what I had envisioned, and we got a great deal on it.
I did some research on the company (Imperial Chair Company) and my best guess is that this table is from the 1920s. It has some cracks and damage which I plan on repairing, but it’s solid wood and I love the shape and detailing. The hardware looks ancient and it has a crank inside that allows it to expand and accommodate a leaf or two. I’m sad that we don’t have those, but if we ever want to expand it I suppose I could just make a leaf and stain it to match. Since we have the larger table in the dining room, I don’t think we will need to expand it anyway.
I’m going to try to salvage it enough to stain it, but if the damage can’t be sufficiently repaired/camouflaged, then I will patch the cracks and paint the table. Can’t wait to share with you how it turns out! Now I just have to find some cool thrift store chairs to go with it.
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