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.
This project is linked to:
FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS