Antique Lovers, She’s Got Legs!

Speaking of antiques, how many of you beautiful, vintage ladies remember the 1983 ZZ Top Hit, She’s Got Legs? Well, I have that tune stuck in my head now because of a treasure in my antique booth.

Duncan Phyfe Table

You  can read all about this  White Trash Treasure in this post. But today, lovelies, we’re gonna talk about legs ready for a catwalk.

She’s got legs, she knows how to use them…

She’s so fine, she’s all mine
Girl, you got it right

She’s Got Antique Legs

Ok, what? Antique legs, ready for a catwalk? Here’s the scoop. This beautiful, vintage “Duncan Phyfe” side table has a 3-legged base with brass-capped claw feet. The originals were only in production for about 40 years in the early 1800’s. If you are an antique lover, run, do not cat-walk to CoziNest Antiques & Decor inside the Daphne Antique Galleria. She’s painted white with a round [removable] mirror on top. It’s perfect as a side table, vanity, foyer table or high top coffee table.

duncan phyfe table with mirror

She has a chic finish with dainty and feminine lines. She has sturdy, peppy legs fit for a catwalk or a prop for photos. I picture her paired with a modern, acrylic chair with fur draped across it. Or use it to decorate for Fall.


Table with Pumpkins

Get a Leg-up on Fellow Shoppers

If you want to get a leg-up on other customers, share this post on your social media. Pin it! Share it on Facebook and upload it to Instagram. Your name will go in a drawing for a pair of my new Cozy Feet Socks. The perfect gift for your crazy legs!  Especially if you wear short shorts! And don’t forget… Your name is entered each time you share. Winner will be announced the day this vintage piece walks out my door!

Aqua Cozy Feet Socks

Cat Walk

So if you are an antique lover AND a cat lover, picture your baby walking across my 3-legged table with claw feet.  Just as I promised, legs fit for a cat walk!

Do you have that “She’s Got Legs” tune stuck in your head? Do not despair, lovelies! Drop everything, shave your legs and visit the Daphne Antique Galleria where you’ll find this beaut! Lovely music plays throughout the mall. Cozy socks for your feet. Vintage table for your house. New tune for your head. We have it all at CoziNest Antiques & Decor.

Sitting at Her Father’s Table

Telling Stories from Her Father’s Table

Some stories tell themselves. This is one of those. My niece, Emily recently said yes to a young man that our family loves. His name is Bubba. He is the man that we know God chose for her.

Emily was raised in a Christian home. Her mother is my sister, who also married the man that we all know God chose for her. Emily’s parents are loved by many across the southeast. And this story is an example why. Here is the engagement story in her daddy’s own words.

Dave:

Bubba asked me to meet him halfway between Tennessee and Alabama for coffee. I expected the meeting was for him to ask for Emily’s hand in marriage. During our conversation he mentioned that it would take place at my mom’s house near the river. He wanted to have a table outdoors that held flowers, a Bible with her new name, Emily Hoffman on it, with the ring on top. I asked if it was okay if I built the table. It was my desire for them to have something special to remember the occasion and something they could use in their home. The table was perfect because family meals and fellowship have been lost. Hopefully this would give them a place to enjoy each other’s company while eating a home-cooked meal or takeout.

How to Build a Table

I wasn’t sure of the style, but I knew Emily likes simple, functional things, and the farmhouse table we have in our family dining room. So I decided to go that route.

I ordered 6 – 2 x 6 x 8 Ponderosa Redwood boards, 4 Large table legs and got started.

Building a farmhouse table
First, I cut the 2 x 6 boards in half. Next, I took my Kreg pocket drill and drilled holes on the underside of the boards. I then attached all the boards together, put the end pieces on and sanded the top to make it smooth.

Unfinished Farmhouse Table
For the base, I used 2 x 4 x 6 material and built the frame between the legs. I also drilled the frame with my Kreg pocket drill so I could secure the top later.

Final touches – I stained the top with Minwax Espresso and coated it with water based poly. It’s important to sand between the finish coats which was 3.

stained tabletop

Last step was to write the scripture I chose for them which was Proverbs 3:3-4, which is written beneath the table top.

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.

Ready to Pop the Question

table for a proposal
The table was placed near the river. Roses placed on top with the Holy Bible and the engagement ring.

ring on Bible

Roses and Bible
The sweetest thing that stood out to me about this whole story is this… Every time Emily places her feet beneath this table, she will be sitting at her father’s table. A man who taught her throughout her life exactly what it means to break bread at her FATHER’S table. May GOD bless this union as HE has blessed our family with such godly men.

CONGRATULATIONS EMILY & BUBBA!

White Trash Treasure-Metal and Glass Table

Repurposing furniture can be as simple as changing out the hardware or painting it a different color. I found these tables and transformed them into two Modern Metal and Glass Side Tables using spray chalk paint and a wee bit of creativity!

 

metal wood tables before

 Sorry for the blurry picture.

 

I was picking up another item when I saw these tables sitting off to the side of the seller’s garden shed. (Sorry this is the only picture I have of the tables before the makeover.) I knew immediately that I would change the color, but I loved the combination of wood and metal. I’ve had them in my garage now for months trying to decide what exactly I wanted to do with them.

I’m not a fan of wood that has an orange tint, so my first decision was what color to paint or restain them. The metal was a deep brown with flecks of gray throughout, so gray was my choice.

Metal Accents

 

Gray Paint with Amy Howard Dark Wax

I cleaned them and then took them apart. Each section of the legs came apart and the metal just slipped right off. After sanding the wood, I sprayed them with gray spray chalk paint. I sprayed 2 coats and let them dry for a couple of days. Then I added Amy Howard Dark Wax to the legs and put them all back together.

Rust-oleum Chalked Paint

I purchased two quarter-inch pieces of round glass and added them to the top. They are so pretty.

Metal Glass Tables

I think they will look great on a screened porch, in a sunroom or on a long front porch. They would look delightful in a den and are masculine enough for a mancave. Where would you use them? They are offered separately or as a pair.

Tables After

When you visit Southern Antiques and Accents, be sure to go by booth 141 and sign up for email. Once a month, there will be a drawing for my followers. September’s drawing is for the “Moonshine Jug” pictured here with the 3 Drifts Away clipboard. Sandy Hinchey (my partner in the booth) makes these clipboards out of reclaimed wood.

Thanks so much for reading and following this little blog. I love adding a story to recycled or repurposed furniture or accessories.