A THRIFT STORE SPIN AND FLIP TABLE MAKEOVER PLUS SOME FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
Hi, sweet #sifamily! Today is Furniture Fixer Upper day with my talented FFU crew! I’m sharing their makeovers and how-to tutorials at the bottom of today’s post…
But first, take a look at this charming spin and flip table. My sister Andrea found it at our local ReStore a few months back. Judging from the finish, I’m guessing it’s from the Bombay Company but I could be wrong. I don’t see any markings on it. If any of you know the proper use or manufacturer of this table, I’d love to hear in the comments below.
Here’s the ‘new’ look. Thanks to all of you who chimed in on Tuesdays with your color choices. 🙂 I’m always amazed at what a little paint can do!
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- Spin and Flip Table – SALVAGED
- Paint Brushes
- ReDesign Stencil Brush
- Sandpaper | Shop Towels
- Water Misting Spray Bottle
- Gravel Road
- Antebellum Blue
- Coffee Bean
- White Gold Icing Paste
- Madelia Garden Decor Stencil
SPIN AND FLIP TABLE MAKEOVER
Before I get into this makeover, does anyone miss thrift shopping as much as I do? I can’t wait until our thrift stores, flea markets, and antique shops re-open. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I even miss the musty old smell that hits me like a ton of bricks when I first walk in. 🙂
I started by giving this table a good cleaning and light sanding. Then I applied a base coat of Gravel Road to the entire table.
As I mentioned, I’m not sure what this table is specifically for — but it’s super cute. It can be used as a small side table (pic #1) but then it spins around and underneath is a little storage cubby. (pic 2 & 3). When the top half is folded down over the cubby, it becomes a larger table. It would be a great game table or would even work as a small desk in a tight space.
After the base coat dried, I applied a heavy wash of this Antebellum Blue. The mixture was about a 4:1 ratio of paint to water.
While it was still wet, I blotted with a paper towel. Random blotting leaves a small amount of the Gravel Road peeking through and slightly tones down the blue. I used the same painting technique on this cabinet here.
To add an aging patina to this finish, I used Coffee Bean along with this stenciling brush.
With very little paint (I share the dry brushing technique in this video here) I used small circular motions on the edges of the harp base and edges of the tabletop.
As a fun surprise, when the tabletop is completely open, I stenciled a floral Madelia Garden Design.
This stencil is going into retirement and Redesign With Prima will no longer be selling it but they have plenty of gorgeous floral stencils you can substitute for here.
Instead of stenciling with paint, I used this White Gold Icing Paste. It has a beautiful sheen when the light catches it.
And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this creative team of girls do. Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself!
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LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS SPIN AND FLIP PAINTED TABLE… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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Tonya Rosa says
Great job! I just found a similar “flip and spin” table at a thrift store for $15. It’s marked “Bombay Company” underneath. I found you when I was looking for inspiration and now I’m definitely inspired. I was worried about how well paint would stick on that super smooth Bombay Company finish. I’m a lazy painter and I’m all for skipping steps I don’t absolutely need. I guess I was looking for permission to skip some Slick Stick. Now I’m just going to go for it. Thanks so much for practical tips and incredible inspiration.
Darla Lazzari says
This is so beautiful! It inspired me to give this painting technique a try. I failed to copy your style but I loved how wiping off the paint left my piece looking like leather. Thank you for sharing. You do great work. I’d love to come hand you paper towels just to watch you and learn from you.
Thanks so much, Darla! And I’m going to cheer you on from my end to grab some paper towels and give it a try!!! Its a really fun technique and a forgiving finish… it doesn’t have to be perfect. And keep in mind, it’s just paint and can always be fixed. 🙂
I LOVE the color. This is a bridge table I believe. My mother has one from her mother. And uses it for her monthly Bridge Club. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece.
Thanks Kathryn and thanks for the deets on the table. You know I have NEVER played Bridge…lol. Anyway, I’m sure your Mother treasures that table. They’re beautiful. Have a great weekend.
Marcie Lovett says
What a beautiful blue, Denise! I love the layering that brings so much depth to the finish. I have two similar tables, both came from Restore and both need lots of love. They’re game tables from the 1930s = one has a hidden compartment like yours and one has a center drawer so it works perfectly as a desk when it’s closed. They’re excellent for small spaces – I’m using one as a foyer table until I find replacement hinges so I can refinish it,
Hi Marcie! Not one but two… lucky you! They are great for small spaces, aren’t they? I’m still debating whether to sell or keep this one. 😉
Jackie C Cooley says
Another fun and beautifully done piece; love it! Hope you are well in this straaange time!
So strange isn’t it!? Thanks so much Jackie and I hope you’re staying safe healthy as well my friend!
Leslie Reichert says
Adorable piece of furniture. Your finish is perfect, including the styling. Made my heart happy to see it this morning.
Yaaay, thanks Leslie! XOXO
What an interesting table and such sweet furniture find! Wow, the colors are stunning and the stencil detail is perfection. Really pretty makeover, Denise!
Thanks Marie! I’m lucky that I have my sister to keep her eyes peeled for me. She’s found some amazing finds! 🙂
About that thrift store /antique store /old book smell…I have been asking candle makers to do a candle in that scent. No luck!
LOL… too funny!🤣
susan mire says
It is a gaming table I have one I picked up in Tuscaloosa, AL 35 years ago. Mine is still the original mahogany and I paid $180.00 back then we love because it because it takes up so little room yet easily seat four to play. Now I’m going to see if I can fine what mine is valued at. Love your stuff especially your technique for blending paint. I’m using your empire chest-or-drawers for my inspiration. I’ll be using it to do the bottom cabinets in my kitchen!
What a great project Susan! And lucky you. It’s my guess your mahogany game table is worth A LOT more now!
It’s an absolutely beautiful work of art! I want to give it a try. One question the coffee been with brush is it coffee bean metallic? You have such a vision for mixing color! Denise , I should probably mention I don’t know anything about blogging or how to follow your blog. Also I’ve been having trouble purchasing materials
Thanks Karen! The coffee bean was dry brushed on its own buuuuut, I did pour the Coffee Bean onto the same plate that the metallic was brushed onto. There are teeny-tiny elements of gold here and there… so good eye! As for the blog, if you have any specific questions feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to walk you through step by step. Have a super day Karen. 🙂
Sher Kelly says
The table turned out beautiful, great choice of colors. I was yelling dont paint, dont paint it when I read your Blog last week. A stunning table, love the harp base. I saw this untouched base w/ a rectangle pc of glass for a top as Im more contemporary.. But I will say, your finished table turned out so well.
That’s a huge compliment Sher… thank you!!!
A terrific choice of colors and shading. The Coffee Bean is perfect. My question is about blotting off the blue wash. Did you do this to the entire table and if so did it leave a ‘texture’ that was appealing? Would you get a similar result if you had wiped off the wash? Finally, did you seal the entire table?
Hi Robin… and thanks! I did blot the entire table. You can’t feel any texture (the table feels perfectly smooth) but visually it creates a dimensional look rather than a one-color flat look. You can get a VERY similar look if you wipe rather than dab. It looks more muted and blended. And often I like doing a bit of both. 🙂 As for protection, I didn’t list a topcoat because I haven’t sealed it yet. But I’ll be spraying with Dixie Belle’s Satin. Hope this helps. 🙂
This table is so pretty! I love that deep blue finish and the stencil! What a great makeover
Thanks so much, Kandice! XOXO
Suzanne Brownrigg says
Hi Denise. I LOVE the way you did this table! Particularly the stenciling. I just wanted to let you know that I have the same kind of table that my husband and I bought early in our marriage (we’ve been married 47 years!). We bought it new from either Ethan Allen or Harden Furniture. We still have it and still use it. Also good for card playing.
Really!!!??? WOOOOW! I wouldn’t have guessed Ethan Allen or Harden OR 47 years old!!! That said, the way it’s built and its mechanism is amazing… so that makes sense. It’s a beautiful little table and super sturdy! Thanks for this Suzanne!!! 🙂
Sherlylynn Pierce says
This is simply fantastic. What an awesome job you have done.
Thank you Sherlylynn! 🙂
Beckie Stanevich says
Denise, I love this piece. I have followed you for quite a while and have always admired your work, but you have really grown to be an amazing designer!
Aw, thanks so much, Beckie! YOu just put a huge smile on my face! I’ll be the first to admit I’ve come a long way — but the fun part… I still have SOOOOO much more to learn! This keeps things interesting. 😉 Have a blessed day. x
Love the layering and hidden stencil. It’s a gorgeous piece!
Thanks, my friend! Hope you and your family are staying safe and well! XOXO
Carole Atkins says
Denise this is a beautiful makeover <3
Thanks my friend! I hope the sun is peeking out in T.O!🤗
Christy James says
This is absolutely gorgeous, Denise as I knew it would be! And how fun is the style of it?? I miss thrifting too….and yes, even the smell!!!! XOXO
Thank you! LOL… the smell right… sounds odd but it’s all part of the thrifting experience. 😉
I love the colors on this little table! Very pretty!
Thanks Becky! 🙂
Maryellen Webber says
This table is stunning! I love the color choices and the beautiful stenciling!
Thank you Maryellen! I really like this stencil too. 🙂
Oh Denise! This is absolutely lovely – I love the colors and the stencil! This table is really very versatile with the folding table top! I can’t wait to see all the goodies our Restore has when it reopens!
Thanks Gwen! And meee tooo! I can’t wait to get back into some salvaged hunting! 😉
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Denise, what a unique and special table. And I love the colors and finish you chose for it! xo
Thanks my friend! Wishing you a great day! XOXO
Carol Oh says
Love it all, the table, the colors you selected, and the stenciling
Thanks so much Carol! 🙂
Carol S says
Great color effect – love it!
Thanks Carol! 🙂
Janet DePreter says
This is a game table probably from the 1930 – 40’s
You store your decks of cards in the space underneath
Perfect for 4 people playing cards
Thanks Janet! And what a great concept. I’ll bet in the 30’s and 40’s there was a lot more game playing than there is these days. 😉
Hi Denise. Wow, what a cute and original little table. I’ve never seen one like this:). Love, love, love the color you chose and stencilling the inside was brilliant. Gorgeous work. Now I’m on to look at your Fixer Upper friends.
Thanks Monique! I’m lucky in that my sister always keeps an eye out for these little treasures. Sisters are the BEST! Have a super day my friend. XOXO
That is lovely!
Thank you Stephanie! 🙂
Rose Alcorn says
This project turned out beautifully and I love the use of the stencil on this table top. This size and format of table is typically called a game table – it’s perfectly accommodates four people for parlour games ( hence the pockets which can store decks of cards, game pieces, poker chips, etc.) Lovely work thank you for sharing your detailed explanation!
Thank you Rose and thanks for sharing your explanation! It’s a really neat little table and a brilliant concept. Play and then tuck away! 🙂
Cathy Bizri says
Thanks Cathy! 🙂
It came out so great! You had mentioned you did a light sanding in the post. I have a similar piece I am working on which has the same “shine to it”. Can you elaborate on how you sanded? What grit of sand paper did you use? Did you use a power sander?
Hi Liz and thank you! For this piece, I hand sanded with a 120 grit. Nothing crazy. Just a once over (like wiping down my kitchen counter) to scratch up the entire surface before applying the paint. 🙂
You have a 19h century Empire mahogany games table. Harp shape base with center finial. I have a similar antique. In good shape they sell from $500 to $1200.
Yours was in distressed shape and looks very pretty redone. But the center cubbies were for storage of playing cards…game pieces etc. it does make a lovely side table
Hi Dara! Your 19h century Empire mahogany games table sounds amazing. I’m going to Google that as Elizabeth suggested. I’m pretty certain this is a Bombay Company replica from the wood and finish but cute just the same. Have a super day Dara! 🙂
Claudia Januchowski says
I love getting your emails. You are so incredibly talented!
Love,love,love this table! Colors are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Thanks for the big smile Claudia! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the emails and I hope you’re staying healthy and safe as well. 🙂
Denise, I believe it is a reproduction flip-top game table. I don’t know much about these other than they were typically made out of mahogany.
Thanks for this Nancy! 🙂 And I agree… for sure a reproduction. I wish I knew what kind of wood this is. I’m sure the real mahogany antiques are just gorgeous.
Hey Denice, I believe these tables are game tables. I have one but my legs are more from the Duncan Phyfe era. Yours turn out very nice I love your style of painting
Thanks so much Sandy! 🙂 And lucky you! I love Duncan Phyfe furniture. I’ve worked on a few pieces and they have gorgeous style.
Lorrie S. says
Nice job! Beautiful color.
Thanks Lorrie! 🙂
Jean Marie McLain says
Denise, It is a game table. Chess and checkers. This doesn’t look very old but the style is old. You store your chess pieces and checkers in the cubbies under the top and there is a painted chess board on the top. When you are finished playing, you put away the game pieces, flip and close the top so the chessboard is hidden, and push it up against the wall.
Lovely paint job.
Thanks Jean Marie! 🙂 I thought it may be a game table but I wasn’t sure. Brilliant idea to keep it out of the way in a small space!
Elizabeth K Downes says
Hi, I suppose by now you have learned that this is a card or game table…..so you flip open the top and use it to play cards then fold it back up to get it out of the way. As you said, I suspect this is a reproduction as it looks a bit small to be a real one…..look them up on Google….I have a beautiful one made of mahogany and would love to have a place for it in my tiny home, but alas, nope! Just sitting in storage….so many beautiful pieces no longer used, one reason why you and your friends are so interesting to follow….so many good and new ideas. Thanks for all…Liz
I thought so but I wasn’t sure, so thanks! Your mahogany one sounds amazing. Now I want to go check out all the different styles… I’ll be googling for sure!
Eva Sorley says
Your table is lovely. It’s actually a game table from the early 1900s. The little cubby would be for the cards or playing pieces. It also may be able to raise or lower by spinning it.
Beautiful piece. Nicely done.
Hi Eva and thank you! It’s a unique look and brilliant use of space. I also like the mechanics of it. I know this is a replica but it just goes to show how well and detailed they used to make furniture.