Saturday, September 8, 2012

Vintage Kitchen Table

In my "former life", I owned a small business.  It shared a parking lot/driveway with a Stewart's (regional hamburger/root beer joint).  The place had changed hands, and the new owners were overhauling the kitchen.  They had pulled this out into the parking lot for disposal.  I saw the top and fell for it, so I asked if I could have it...and I could.  Cheap is great - free is better!

I am thinking it dates at least to the 1950s, possibly earlier.  The top is metal, and the frame and legs are wood.  This is the original decal in the center of the table:

The top is an oyster-ish white, and the sides of the top are a neat ombre green.  All the chippiness is natural, which I love.

The bad part is it was covered in God knows how many years of grease and grime.  I've tried everything to remove all of the crud and have never been able to get it all.  Right now, it's wrapped in shop rags saturated with Krud Kutter.  I've read a lot of good things about this stuff on the blogs, and am hoping this will cut through everything so I can repaint the legs and frame a creamy white.

It's also missing a drawer - I hope to replace that at some point.

It's a nifty little table and a perfect fit for my mudroom.


Krud Kutter worked!  I can now re-paint the frame and legs!

Linking up at:

Mod Mix Monday #67 @ Mod Vintage Life


  1. What a great piece!
    I can't wait to see hwat you will do with it...I am sure it will turn into a beauty..


    1. Debbie:

      The Krud Kutter worked beautifully. I'm going to give it a coat of Kilz and then ASCP Old White, I think. Then I have to see about the drawer.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. Krud Kutter is a major part of my life! I discovered it for cleaning the yard furniture, but it works on everything. It is supposedly environmentally friendly, so I feel pretty safe using in on the outdoor furniture.

    Your table is really cute, and I would love to see it when you get the drawer back in.