Once more a princess – the Cinderella table project

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Don’t you just love a happy ending?  One where the forgotten maiden, dressed in dust and rags, has her true beauty revealed and then goes on to live happily ever after?

I almost walked away from this little table. I found it advertised online.  The photos were cleverly taken to mask her true state.  When I arrived to pick her up, my heart dropped a little.  Her drawer was chipped and stuck, her leg was loose and she was covered in 3 colors of chipped, weather beaten paint.

Cinderella Table Before

But looking at her a second time, I could see something beyond that – her graceful curve, the regal smooth top.  And I wondered…just wondered…if there was hope that she could be saved.  So I brought her home.

It took a little while to gather up the courage to begin stripping away all that nasty ivory, gold and black paint.  After struggling with scraping and sanding, my daughter encouraged me to get some stripper.  What a difference!  I found this product at our local DIY store and got busy.    (this is not an affiliate link – I just love this product!)

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and this is what wonder it made:

 

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(immediately after application and after it did its magic)

After removing all the goo – I finally began to see what a beautiful little table she was

Cinderella Table Stripped

 

A little repair work, some sanding, paint and stain and there she was!  Here regal top had a beautiful grain, and her pedestal and legs got the attention they deserved.

Cinderella Table Finished

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And she lives happily ever after with her new owner in a beautiful guest room palace.

I love to hear your comments – what do you think?

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3 responses »

  1. This is wonderful! I have to say I’m going to buy the stripper you used the next time I run out. It seems to work beautifully.

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