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Crate & Barrel redo and a crochet spiderweb table cloth

Let’s start with my very own hand crafted table cloth.

crochetd tablecloth

No, I did not do this the past week…I actually made this 35 years ago!  Just arrived from the Netherlands and lived with my sister and her own family in New Orleans.  A bit shy and insecure about living in a new country, but I did know one thing:  needlework!  Unfortunately, I never had a table for it and stored it in a box  for all those years.  Luckily this was going to change….

Do you ever visit the Crate & Barrel store or peek through the pages online?  Well, although I love my antiques and ol’ stuff I do visit their website now and then just to check up on new designs and more importantly:  new colors.

I am also aware of their prices…they are high!   Last spring I was visiting some local yard sales when I noticed a table base.  I remembered the shape, this was no-doubt a Crate & Barrel dining table.  The Avalon 45 white extension dining table, to be exact.  The lady who was selling the base also had the  round top and an additional leaf!  I bought everything under $20.  A steal, to say the least.  It was stored in their garage and  in need of some TLC.


I cleaned the table very well with a mix of ammonia and water after that I filled up some of the holes with wood filler and let it dry.  This table is not real wood, the table is crafted of hardwood, oak veneer and engineered wood.  It looks and feel solid, but it damages quickly.   After one coat of Rustoleum:


I gave the table 2 coats of Kilz primer and 2 coats of Rustoleum painters touch in glossy black.





Rustoleum Corporation 1979730

Love this paint and the price is right!  The last step is a clear protective polyurethane topcoat.

I am so pleased with my round crate & barrel redo dining table.  I can display all my hand crocheted table cloths and  this spiderweb table cloth is fitting for the fall season because it resembles a spider web.   Here is my fall look:







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  1. What a pretty table! And that tablecloth is really cool! It does look just like a spiderweb!

  2. Nice work and your tablecloth is lovely!

    • Thank you so much, Nicole! I will show-it-off this Friday if that’s OK.

  3. Such a nice table! Thanks for finding my blog and I’m glad to know that we live close to each other.

    • Thanks for leaving a comment, Martha, I am also happy you are living in the area!

  4. Nice Post, Thanks 🙂

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