Living Room Table Makeover

Living Room Table Makeover
Raymond R. James October 11, 2021

Tables

Living Room Table Makeover

As an Amazon Associate, Rewards Style influencer and Jane Influencer, we earn from qualifying purchases and any sales made through such links will reward us a small commission – at no extra cost for you.Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I shared with you that I purchased new dining room chairs?Admittedly it was a bit more labor intensive than I had first thought, but it was so worth the extra effort.Are you familiar with that Dolly Parton song “Coat of Many Colors”?For my dream finish it was imperative that the table top be taken down to raw wood.Typically I can sand tabletops down to bare wood in fairly quick time.In order to achieve a weathered wood look for the top of the dining room table all remnants of paint and stain needed to be removed.I used my weathered wood recipe of vinegar and steel wool.My makeover vision for this table also included dark gray legs.I painted the legs, apron and trim in this gorgeous color.Being that this table will be used every day it is important that it is protected from water rings and spills.Quickly I read online reviews and was assured to keep going and not to worry – definitely follow all directions on the can carefully.I also added a light dark wax coat to the painted legs and apron of front. .

Dining Room Table Makeover

So I brought it out to the garage one day and started to sand the top down.I kinda wanted it to match my printer’s cabinet from Pottery Barn.I know you shouldn’t be matchy-matchy with your furniture but I wanted to go darker on the top and then paint the legs grey.Minwax 60910 Wipe-On Poly Polyurethane Finish Clear Satin, Quart.I distressed the legs a bit then buffed on Clear Wax.I think it’s a great match to my cabinet but the grey legs break up all the dark.I even add a few knicks and dings to match the cabinet as well. .

Dining Room Table Makeover {Refinishing A Wood Veneer Table

I've shared how to refinish a table before (that is solid wood) so this time it is all about refinishing a wood veneer table!I told her I could cut the legs down.I found this out when a spot along the edge sanded down past the veneer.Here are my tips for refinishing a wood veneer table!Since I already had sanded ¼ of the table, I kept using the sander.The couple of places I sanded through the veneer were both along the edge.Get a 220 grit sand paper and sand the whole top by hand to get a very smooth finish.Doing this last step of hand sanding will make all the difference in your finished project.Once it is all sanded, you are ready to stain!Easy way to make sure your furniture won't wobble.Have you ever refinished a table?What about refinishing a wood veneer table? .

Dining Room Table Makeover

This is how I flipped a craigslist find into a Dining Room Table makeover that I love!I finally had reached my limit with my old Dining Room Table.It had grooves all across the top – you know the kind that leave you with permanent marks on your forearms for hours?This table was a soft pine and I had no doubt that my boys were going to ding and scratch it all up.I call it preventative insurance for the crazy outburst of fury from Momma.I chose a deep mahogany minwax stain for the tops and the seats of the chairs.Since the table was old and used, I had major cursing, crying problems with fish eyes (when the poly doesn’t completely take and pulls away from the wood).Stain for table top and Seats – Deep Mahogany by Minwax $4.75.– Quick Drying Gloss by Minwax $11 Cream Paint – oops can from Lowe’s $5. .

DIY Projects - Chalk Paint Dining Table Makeover

So every now and then I get a wild hair to move things around and completely re-do the entire house.My mom says this started when I was about 10 years old, and she’d find me rearranging all the furniture in my room on a regular basis.So it probably won’t surprise you that I’m back today with a little breakfast nook makeover.So when I saw my cousin selling an antique oak pedestal table at her yard sale last weekend, I knew the time had come!This is exactly what I envisioned for our breakfast nook all along: an antique, claw foot table.I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White on the top of the table and Paris Grey on the bottom (2 coats of each).I honestly haven’t been loving the Annie Sloan wax finish on my vanities in our bathroom.I was happily surprised to see how well these chairs, which were a free findon Craigslist, match the table with that scrolling and detail on the side.I love taking an old piece of furniture and breathing new life into it with a bit of chalk paint and TLC.And although my husband thought I was a little crazy to replace our perfectly good table, even he is loving this change. .

Dining Set Makeover + Plastic Plate Wall

Dining Set Makeover + Plastic Plate Wall.She is renting a darling house but her landlord won’t let her paint or do much to the home other than general decorating.😉 Then, we distressed the entire table and chairs.All except two of these plates are plastic!plate wall.😉 The 3M strips worked beautifully, even on the 2 ceramic plates that were a little bit heavier than the plastic ones.We both really love how it turned out and it makes her whole dining area look so much brighter and fun! .

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