Dining Room Table Transformation!

Jun 19th, 2010

Have you ever worked on a project for so long that you forgot when you actually started? :) I’ve had this table in my garage for quite some time. She needed extra love and extra effort, but man her transformation has been FUN! 

It was love at first sight! I knew when I first saw her, that she had potential. I even looked past her mismatched colors. I loved her octagon shape, and I LOVED that she came with two extend-able leaves. One of the leaves matched her and the other was black.  She was painted a dark green color, but I had something else in mind!

I started by lightly sanding the surface to even up the table top. This table had been painted multiple times and although I don’t sand furniture often, this one needed it. I didn’t sand it down to the wood, but I did sand more than usual.

Next, I primed her with KILZ. I’m sure you seasoned readers are not surprised. After the KILZ was dry, I sanded her with a high grit sand paper (250) with my electrical sander to remove the sand-paper grit that comes from KILZ at times. Using a high grit sand paper works wonders. It honestly takes the grit right off and leaves the surface oh so smooth. (I did NOT re-prime after this…it only removed the grit and the primer was still perfectly in tact.)

Then I sprayed her with Krylon Ivory. I chose a gloss sheen because I wanted her to be very durable for her new home. Gloss sheen helps to be able to wipe off the furniture in the future, so since she was a dining room table who will be wiped off A LOT in her life, I went with gloss.

Then using the tips from GLAZING 101, I glazed her. This is when my husband started to notice her. “I kind of want to keep this,” he said. “Are you sure you don’t want this in OUR house?”

I LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS!!!! And to answer his question…of COURSE I want her. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to keep a project so bad in. my. life. BUT…I am trying to keep focused on our backyard who needs our attention right now. So….she is FOR SALE. Tear.

I love her shape. I love the pedestal bottom. Here is the table without any leaves.

And with one leaf.

AND…with TWO leaves! Dimensions: 7 feet long by 3 feet 8 inches across when fully extended.

And here she is with the chairs from this week’s “WEEK of CHAIRS.”  I. Love. Them.

But, I am actually selling the set with SIX chairs…not just four!

So, e-mail me at allthingsthrifty at gmail dot com if you are interested!

Back in the SYTYCD contest, I had a project called mismatched dining room that got a lot of attention. And I have to say, I like this one better than my own! So…whoever gets this bad boy is going to love it. The pictures don’t do it justice!

UPDATE July 15, 2010: The table is no longer available. 

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