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31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Adjustable Game Table Makeover

I’m terrible at taking pictures as I work on a project.  But for this project, the failure was really in my lack of AFTER pictures.  You’d think after 4 years of blogging, I’d remember that important part.

But I do have a couple of pictures to show you.

First, the before:

adjustable game table

This adjustable game table is really cool.  It lowers to coffee table height and raises up to dining table height.  We used it as a coffee table in our living room for awhile, because it was so versatile.  When we had family over for dinner and needed more table space, we simply raised it up!

adjustable height tableunique veneer pattern

But, in the time it spent in our living room, it suffered a little damage at the hands of two little boys. 

Plus, it had that wonderful vintage “fly-poop” finish.  You know the one – where it looks like someone splattered dark paint all over it.  Looks like fly-poop to me.

fly-poop finish

I thought maybe I’d just strip and refinish the top, so that’s what I started doing.  I used citristrip and a drywall trowel.

stripping table top

Look at the pattern on that beautiful veneer!

It was so pretty, I knew I didn’t want to cover it up.  So I decided to do a two-toned, Ballard Designs style beachy whitewash.

two-toned beachy table

I painted the base and then dry-brushed the top.

dry brushed table top

This was for sale in The HomeShed, but it went to a new home last weekend.  It’s new home is perfect for it – a 100+ year old victorian house nearby.

And now, for the terrible “after” pictures…

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beachy whitewashed tableadjustable height coffee table

This post is part of 31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Vintage, Antique and Unique for your Home and Garden.

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31 Days of Decorating with Junk Posts:

31 Days of Decorating with Junk Introduction
Farmhouse Style Front Porch 
Modern Farmhouse Design 
Repurposed Upright Piano 
Our Exterior Makeover Reveal
Adjustable Game Table Makeover (In a Ballard Designs Whitewashed Style) 
The HomeShed's September Sale & Fall Decor Inspiration 
Proof that I'm a HardCore Junker
My Gallery Wall
HomeShed Sale Preview and Christmas Inspiration
Cute Green Dresser with Chalkboard Labels
My Favorite Paint for Antique Furniture
Kris's Cabin Tour
Essential Tools for Repurposing
Making a Custom Glaze
Fixing a Stripped Out Screw Hole
How to Make Your Home Your Own
Spray or Brush?
Five from the Archives
Owning a Junky Business Part 1
Owning a Junky Business Part 2
1840 House
Simple Vintage Halloween
Five (More) from the Archives
Crib Spring Repurpose
Owning a Junky Business Part 3
Quick Chair-Do
Pallet Wall Art
Not So Junky Basement
Owning a Junky Business Part 4
31 Days Wrap Up

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