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December 16, 2010

White Tulip?

This summer I scored this vintage tulip table base at a yard sale.  Yes, it’s most definitely a knock-off.  Yes, I would love a Saarinen.  But this one was $5.00 and that fits much more nicely into my budget.  The base needs to be refinished and it needs a new top.  I was planning to repaint it white (just freshen it up, basically) but then the mail came.  I just opened the February (February!) issue of Canada’s Style at Home and saw a RED tulip table.  Hmmmm.  I’ve got plenty of time to make up my mind because this is a summertime project for me, but I’m curious: thoughts on painting this table a colour other than white??
Cost less than a sandwhich.
Don't mind the ratty basement-fixing it up will be a summer DIY project.

Canadian Style at Home February 2011


  1. Wow...we have a similar table story. I found a tulip base for 5.00 about a year ago, and just this summer, I found a top for 10.00!

    The results of my thrift shop scouring (the IKEA chairs were new)

    I really like the idea of painting the base red. It's such an interesting change from the usual white or black bases you normally see.

  2. Wow, your table looks so cute! Thanks for sharing your picture. I can't believe yours was $5.00 too. That's too funny. Who are all these random people just giving away their tulip tables?


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