Side Table and Cupcake Dome- COMPLETE!

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I thought I would share two items that were finally completed recently.

First up, our new side table.
My dad made this table for my by copying a table that my grandparents had.
I had it for for quite some time but with the weather being so cold and nasty I finally got to work on it. It took me about a month or so to finish, again because of the weather, but I am thrilled how it turned out.

Here is a shot of the table unfinished.

I started by priming and painting the whole thing a light gray color.
Then I stained the top.

This was after a coat or two but in the end, I put on 3 coats of stain.
Followed by 2 coats of poly.

Here is the table complete. Here you can see the gray though it is kind of hard to tell.
It has a drawer in it and we just purchased a knob from Hobby Lobby the other day so hopefully that will be on soon.

I love how dark the top came out in the end as well.

Next up, was a revamp of this little guy.
Remember this cheese dome?
Well, it got a makeover and is now a cupcake dome but I guess you can still use it for cheese too.

Here it is after the makeover.
I went out and found some clear chunky candlesticks at an antique store and it worked perfectly!
I love it this way now!

Shot of the top.

Candlestick. Simple but Chunky= Perfect! 🙂

So there you have it!
Have you finished any projects lately?

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  • Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya
    May 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Love the table! the colors are exactly what I'm working on for my coffee table! love the look! the cupcake stand is suuuuuper cute too!

  • Anonymous
    May 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I love that table! How clever is your Dad?! Wish my dad would make me one of those. I've been looking everywhere for a nice round table like that. You chose the perfect colour too. Don't forget to show us photos after you've put the knob on and it's sitting in it's new home! 😀

  • Jocelyn
    May 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    The cupcake dome is fabulous…I feel the urge to go to Goodwill and find one of those cheese plates/domes, just so I can make one too!!!

  • At Home With Michelle
    May 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love your table, I redid my late grandpas coffee table over at my blog, I love your blog,hope u will surf through and check out mine:)

  • Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West)
    May 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    the table is awesome and soo is the table!! how cool to have something made by your dad!

  • Tanya
    May 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    wow, the talent really runs in your family!

  • Kadbury
    May 4, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    In a million trips to the thrift store I haven't found a cheese dome dealy! I've been using my cake platter but it's way too big to fill with stuff ; ) Love the little table; I'm trying to get my sister in law to do the same thing to her dining room table… Always good stuff, Allison!


  • Katie
    May 5, 2011 at 2:29 am

    I love that side table! I've been dying to strip a piece down and stain the top! Your Dad did a great job building it!

  • mississippi artist
    May 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    What a great table, your Dad is an excellent carpenter. Love the finish you put on it. Your cupcake holder is perfect, I love making these too.

  • ≼mE aNd mY tℎrIfTy IdEaS≽
    May 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    That table looks gorgeous! Awesome job on the detail!