My neighbor had a garage sale!
I bought this Italian made lamp for $3.00 (love it!) and this black Indian made table for $5.00. The shape of the table, the details, the ball and claw feet were all good qualities but I wasn't crazy about the black finish. So I took to the internet for ideas on re-purposing the table.
Chalk-painted furniture is all the rage. The problems were where to find chalk paint near me and the expense of ordering chalk paint from Annie Sloan. Luck would have it, I found Chris and Angie's blog with a recipe for chalk paint. I decided to give it a try!