Friday, June 19, 2015

Vintage Game Table

When I spied a vintage folding metal game table tucked away in a corner of a small antique shop in a little Montana town I fell in love.
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The graphics,
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the map,
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the rust,
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the colors--what's not to love?
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Because the folding leg mechanism was broken, I got the table for only a few dollars.  I knew it needed to be a table again.
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We (and by we I mean hubby providing the muscle while I provided the verbal "encouragement") removed the hinges, broken legs, and handle.  I wanted to keep the handle on it, but knew it wasn't going to work.

I added reclaimed wood to the sides, drilling through the table lip and using washers to secure the screws.
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Legs were added, a light sanding and clear finish completed the table.  It is 5 feet long and a little over 2 feet wide, perfect for a cool drink and a game for 4 (yes I only dragged two chairs out tot he front yard for photo staging).  
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Dwight Eisenhower appears to have been president when the table was made which dates it to probably 58' or so. 
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I love the table and think I could find a place or it in the new house, but hubby thinks i should "let it go".  The table will be priced at a not letting it go easily price ;).
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6 comments:

  1. How fun…way to bring it back to life…thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. I love how you re-used this table! Great idea...and it is wonderful!

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  3. What a great remake of the table! Love it!

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  4. That's a great piece! Good find!

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  5. That is amazing! I've never seen one of those metal tables...now you're going to have me keeping my eyes open.

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