Vintage Drum Table Makeover

A vintage drum table that was in not-so-great shape got a makeover with paint.  This table looks great now!  virginiasweetpea.com

Back in February I shared with you the antiques that my teacher assistant passed along to me from her aunt’s estate.  A drum table has been patiently waiting in the workshop for its makeover and it is now complete.

Two of the legs were loose and one was out of position making the table lean to the side.  That was a quick fix with wood glue and clamps.  It needed some light sanding and then it was time for the fun part, paint.

Vintage drum table makeover before


After much debate, I decided to paint the table with Luxurious from Velvet Finishes.  You may remember that I used this same color on an end table that also came from my teacher assistant’s home.  After painting, the table’s top got two coats of  Velvet Finish’s Protect, a non-yellowing polyurethane.

Vintage Drum Table Makeover


The lion’s head pull got refreshed with a few swipes of Rub ‘n Buff as did the feet.  The two lines of gold were painted with Rustoleum Accents paint from Lowe’s.

Lion's head pull made over with a coat of Rub 'n Buff. virginiasweetpea.com


To accessorize the table I used a Haviland platter that was my grandmother’s, a decanter that belonged to my sweet friend Elsie’s mom and dad,  a vintage corkscrew that I found in a box of trash in front of an elderly couple’s home, and a brass “pocket change” holder that I just scored at Goodwill.Haviland platter displayed with a vintage decanter, wine cork, and brass plate.


I’ve moved this piece to our living room and have already started to enjoy it.



If you like this drum table makeover, please pin it for others to discover!

A vintage drum table gets a makeover with paint.  It looks fabulous now!  virginiasweetpea.com


In case you missed them, here are the other makeovers for the furniture that my teacher assistant gave me:

End Table Makeover with Velvet Finishes paint in Luxurious.  virginiasweetpea.com

End Table Makeover


Table Makeover with French Typography from the Graphic's Fairy.  Typography was completed with a Sharpie!  virginiasweetpea.com
Table Makeover with Typography


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  1. This may be my favorite makeover yet! I love the color you picked and the gorgeous gold details! You should post a picture of where it is in your house.

  2. I love this so much!! It would fit right in to my traditional home. As always, you did a remarkable job!! And we are so thrilled to have you share at Friday’s Furniture Fix. Sharing out on IG ad FB right now. XOXO Susie

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  4. Congratulations on your deserved feature at Friday’s Furniture Fix, Paula!! Love the color you chose and the gold accents really stand out.
    I hope you share it too with us this week at Sweet Inspiration party. Enjoy the rest of the week!

    1. I don’t have that tube anymore and I wish I’d included that information in my blog post. I’m going to guess that it was an antique gold color.


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