Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Paint that Kitchen Table!

This is our kitchen table. We bought it when we were first married....15 years ago! The finish has worn off the top and over the years it has turned this yellow/gold color. Time for a new look.

We sanded down the chairs and table. I had lots of helpers!David bought an attachment to his compressor so we could spray paint the table and chairs. First the primer, then the white paint.
We sanded the table top down to the wood and applied a new stain. It looked so pretty all natural.

We applied a mix of 2 stains to get the color we wanted. Then, I distressed the chairs and table legs a touch. We painted several coats of polyurethane on and we were done! It looks like a new kitchen! On one of my favorite blogs, Just a Girl, she commented, "I may never buy new furniture again!" I agree!

David asked if I was going to "display" anything on the table - meaning, are you going to junk it up with a centerpiece. He said, "if it were me, I would have all the counter tops and table tops empty." I then told him, I haven't had a centerpiece on the table since Christmas, it has been all the kids junk they won't put away. As for the counters, I don't "display" anything there either - I need as much working space as I can get!