Many times just the bargain price on a piece of real wood furniture (as opposed to veneer) will make me take a second look. With this table, it was the details that made me lift it up into my cart.
I like the tiny legs with the little twist to them and curvy shape... the chips in the finish don't bother me at all.
The table is has a lower shelf, which I love for storing all my favorite magazines and the tons of decorating and cookbooks I bring home from the library. But when I walked around and saw the front of the table, I knew this table was coming home with me. Even if I didn't know where I was going to use it yet!
There's a pretty medallion on the front center and another on each of the front legs. The medallions were highlighted with a touch of gold paint... which I really love.
You actually can see the beginning of the makeover in the top photo; I started with a bit of wood filler to fix the dings in the top. Stay tuned for the update in a future post!