Vintage Tin Table

I had mentioned in my post on Virginia that I bought a tin table for Cora’s room.  I have always known I wanted child sized furniture in her room but have not been able to find the right thing.  I have her little white rocking chair but had always hoped to find a table as well.

While driving by an antique  store in Cumberland,VA, I yelled “STOP!” to Justin.  There was a tiny table and chairs on the front porch of the store.  We stopped, I asked how much it cost.   The lady told me it was only $20.00.  I decided to wait til the end of the week…Justin convinced me I might find something I liked more.   Every time  we passed the store I would look out the window hoping my little table and chairs were still there.  The day before we left Bear Creek Lake Justin picked them up for me.

I wish I had a before picture.  They were pretty ugly…dirty, dingy and covered in 70’s press paper.  Here is what the little seat cushions looked like:

I removed the table top and chair cushions.  I hosed  down and cleaned the table.  After it was dry I spray painted  the table and chairs white.

I picked up some red polka dot fabric to cover over the ugly press paper.  All I had to do was cut it to size and staple it.  In no time the table was done.

She already loves it.

Her room is still in transition as we moved out the double bed.  I’m hoping to finish it soon…I really want it to be a fun and pretty space for her to play.

7 Responses to Vintage Tin Table

  1. Betty says:

    Oh wow! That looks wonderful Grace!!! I love how that corner of the room looks so far, I can’t wait to see the finished product. And I can’t wait for y’all to come down here, we are going to go yard-saling together!

  2. Melissa Marini says:

    Wow that looks awesome. Looks like it is just her size. 🙂

  3. maryanne helms says:

    Finally checking! Looks awesome! I love all her red accessories. She’s like her Aunty Maryanne with the red-obsession!

  4. Susanna says:

    Ronald left a great comment!!;)

    I love what you did…I’m so proud of you! You do amazing stuff!

  5. bchallies says:


  6. bchallies says:

    The chair and table look great… but for how long?

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