Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Vintage End Table Find

on May 3, 2014

Scored these beautiful vintage 1960s or 1970s ? end tables a few months ago. At $25 a piece, I couldn’t resist. Hidden away among countless tables and chairs, there they were-upside down, when I spotted them and let out a delightful “Oooh, what have we here?” as I reached to pull them out from under the pile of stuff.

Made by Kroehler, dovetail joints and a wonderful pull out drawer. In absolute PERFECT condition minus a scratch along the side of one. I knew some Briwax wood filler would fill this in so it wasn’t an issue. The wood is of the walnut family. Pecan to be exact. They’re a little shorter than most end tables but that’s going to work out fine since I’m going for some very tall vintage lamps to put on top. I’m looking at buying new lamps with a vintage look but all the ones I’ve seen or like are WAY out of my budget. I mean really, $400 a lamp? Meh, ain’t happening. When I find what I like and it’s not in the colour I want, I don’t care. I’m just going to paint them a nice light turqouisy (is that even a word? probably not) blue.

Lesson learned from this thrifted-from-a-massive-warehouse-of-junk store? Check EVERYTHING out! The hidden treasures are there just waiting for you!

Awesome vintage Kroehler end table

Awesome vintage Kroehler end table

Top and side view. How much do I love it? There are no words.

Top and side view. How much do I love it? There are no words. I may darken them up a bit. We’ll see when the room comes together.


6 responses to “Vintage End Table Find

  1. I just found one by the side of the road! Someone has sanded the top halfway so I will have to paint it I think, Going to look awesome in my library.


  2. Laurie says:

    Anyone willing to sell? I have matching dresser


  3. Becky says:

    I just picked up an identical pair – $9.95 each. What did you do with yours? I’m thinking Annie sloan Duck egg blue & old white? How do I darken if I want to keep as is? Kind Regards, B


    • Restyle4Life says:

      Becky, wow, what a great deal! I ended up getting a 3rd identical table because we found the matching coffee table and it came with the end table. Since I didn’t need the end table, I painted that one in ASCP Coco and then sold it. I don’t have a picture but it turned out really nice. I haven’t done anything with these ones here yet. Hubby won’t let me paint them so I MAY darken them a bit to match a bookcase that is already in the room. The existing cabinet is a sort of cherry colour so I may use General Finishes Gel Stain in Georgian Cherry or I may use Briwax in the colour Teak. Not sure yet what to do.

      I think your idea of blue and white would be beautiful! If you want to darken them, I would go with either the gel stain or the briwax. If you need more information on either of these, let me know.


  4. Love the look of the crisp details on these tables…and at $25…a great deal! Can’t wait to see what you do with them 🙂 Karen


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