Monday, November 21, 2011

Oops... I did it again!

Well it's not really a mistake. I re-did another kitchen table. It was a ton of fun.

My favorite neighbor asked me in the comment section of one of my posts, to redo her kitchen table. Now all that's left of her requests is to braid her hair and do her makeup... I guess it's all I can do for all she has done for me!

We started with this generic table. Her grandmother had given it to her, she used to put her plants on it. I was nervous knowing it came from her grandmother. She reassured me to not worry.

I started by sanding it down and priming it.

Then I added an under coat. So that when I distressed it, the color would pop out. Make sense?

Next, I painted it mustardy yellow. Wish I could tell you the exact color. BUT the first time we had the color mixed it did not turn out right. So, I had the lady at Lowe's add some brown. Now it is my special mix ;) I can tell you I used Valspar. I really like this brand because it usually covers in one application.

Afterwards, I distressed using my electric hand sander and #60 block. Almost done, I added a "stain wash" to the top and sides. Last but not least I added a couple of coats of polyurethane.

Thanks favorite neighbor for letting me redo your table. It was a lot of fun!!


  1. We are so happy with our table!!! Grandma Wilda and her plants....she'd be "tickled" to know her table was being blogged about. Who knew this 1980's piece of oak could be transformed into something I'd want to show to everyone who enters my home? What used to be an eyesore is now my favorite piece of furniture. (I'm still telling the kids that the paint is wet, even though it's been dry for a few days now. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt them to picnic on the floor for a few more days. Come Thanksgiving they'll be thankful to have a table again).