Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Table reveal

Well I finally found a second to sit down and do a real post about my table make over. So here you have it! As I mentioned earlier I found the table and chairs on Craigslist for $40. It wasn't my favorite, but for the price I knew I could make it work. It was in great shape structurally, it just needed a major facelift!

So I got to work. The table top was in the worst condition. I didn't get any good pictures of it, but there were tons of discoloration, multiple scratches, and some marker. My original plan was to restain the top a darker color and paint everything else. So, with that in mind I sanded the top down to get rid of the varnish and all the spots. My awesome husband even bought me a sander for the job! Then I sanded the seats just a little and sanded off the already peeling paint.

Next it was time to paint. I used this Behr paint and primer in one, and to be honest, it wasn't my favorite. It could just be a personal preference, but I didn't like how thick it seamed and I felt like it was streaky.

I did all the chairs white first and then worked on the table. The chairs were definitely the most time consuming. I was planning on just staining the top of the table and then painting the rest black, but that didn't turn out as planned. After I got the top stained I wasn't really digging it. It wasn't the right color and you could still see a lot of the scratches. The thought of sanding it all again was not sounding like too much fun so I bagged that idea and just painted the whole thing black. I'm really glad I did that. I love how it turned out!

After I got it all painted I sprayed it with semi gloss polyurethane for protection. I found the bench on sale at Kirklands and had to have it! I love the pattern, and I think it makes my country table look a little more modern. Now I just need to find a table runner and get some flowers and I am set. And just for kicks and giggles, here's another before and after.
linking up at Thrifty Decor Chic, The Shabby Creek Cottage,Romantic home, and Beyond the Picket Fence and
quality cheap home


  1. It looks awesome! I loooove the bench and the black table! You did a great job with the paint.

  2. wow what a transformation!! I love it with your bench too! :)

  3. Looks awesome! I love the bench with it too!

  4. You did an awesome job! I can totally imagine how time consuming the chairs would be. We did our kitchen cupboards (only the insides) and that was bad enough! Great job!

  5. So nice to meet you, Mckae!
    Your eye for the table and bench combination is a great mix.
    Paint is a simple answer to inexpensive furniture finds.
    Great transformation,

  6. It looks great! And I love the bench, how perfect!

  7. Absolutely love the table and bench combo! Great job!

  8. Great job, that's a transformation!!!

  9. Great job on the table redo! P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog

  10. Thanks for stopping by Pincushion Creations! Your comment was too sweet and brightened my day! I am following you back and looking forward to seeing more! Your table redo is awesome! Love the black and white!

  11. I really like the bench idea. I've been thinking about doing the same for our table. We need room for a lot of people, but we have limited space. Looks great. I'd love for you to link up at my party @ http://qualitycheaphome.blogspot.com/2012/05/piece-of-cake-linky-party-6.html
    Hope to see you there!

  12. What a great makeover! Thanks again for linking up to last weeks party! I have another one up and running today. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.


    Hope you’re having a great week!

    XO, Melissa


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