Who says recycling isn't glamorous?! This little table is recycling at its finest!
The legs came from a Victorian Staircase, The corner trim and applique are trims salvaged from Portland-area homes and the wood was also salvage.
The legs set the color-scheme for this piece. I didn't actually paint them, they came with the green paint that had been heavily weathered back into the wood. I mixed my colors for the top based on the colors coming out on the legs.
As a note to people who are thinking of building out of old woods. Be suspect of old paint and varnish. In the sanding process those mediums can become airborne particles. As a rule you should always wear a mask. As a best practice, I also make sure that any old paint is sealed and covered with several coats of a high quality varnish.
Victorian Spindle Table with Harlequin Top: Mixed Media Woods, Miller Latex Paint, Spar Varnish.
By Brett Bigham