Updating a Curio Table

A family heirloom gets an update and is filled with treasures for us to enjoy!

We recently inherited a curio table from Greg's family.  I loved the idea of displaying some treasures in it which represented our families, but the style of the table didn't really match our space.  A little makeover was all it needed to update the piece and give it a second life!

You may remember it from when I shared the process over on Instagram Stories.  

Updating a Curio Table~ White Cottage Home & Living

Updating a Curio Table

To update this piece, I gave the wood of the table a couple of coats of white chalk paint.  In addition, the fabric on the display pad was very old and discolored.  Using fabric leftover from another project, I recovered it by stapling new fabric over the old.  It was a quick and easy way to change the upholstery.  

Updating a Curio Table~ White Cottage Home & LivingUpdating a Curio Table~ White Cottage Home & Living

In addition to painting and reupholstering, I added some brass wheels to the piece.  It was sitting kind of low and I wanted to raise the height up to be more in line with the couch.  

A new knob and a tassel were the finishing touches!

Updating a Curio Table~ White Cottage Home & LivingUpdating a Curio Table~ White Cottage Home & Living

On the inside, I added photographs of my parents when they were younger, a stack of cards from our wedding, and a small notebook of hand written recipes from Greg's grandma. We also have a brass set of baby shoes that were my dad's and a pocket watch from grandpa displayed.

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I love that I can change out the treasures inside any time I want or add new ones as I decide.

I hope this inspires you to take a look at a piece with a new eye!

XO,

 

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