Friday, October 08, 2010

Trash to Treasure - kitchen table

You know I love these projects! Here is a recent curbside find. Perfect wood table with gorgeous pedestal. Exactly what I was looking for. We're planning a built-in bench seat nook for the kitchen and this is what I needed for the space. The finish however, wasn't right.





Here's what we did. Sanded the surface of the table just enough to knock down the glossy finish. One coat of Kilz primer was applied. The table top was given 2 coats of Linen White and the base was done in Benjamin Moore Big Bend Beige (a grayish beige).




Then I hit the edges with my palm sander. Love this part!!


Finally, I brushed on a mixture of Dark Walnut stain and glaze and wiped it off with my rag.






Gives it that nice antique look and even picks up on the nicks and scratches that were in the table. You really can't mess up a finish like this. It's the perfect finish for kids too.



Hope I've inspired you to think again when you see a great piece waiting to be picked up. If I can do it - you can do it!  Just make sure you share your finished pieces with me too. I love to see what you've done.

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22 comments:

Momza said...

That looks great!
Good Job, Dawn!

Tracie said...

Wow that table was in perfect condition! Who would throw that away? I LOVE what you've done with it! Perfect transformation!

Leigh x said...

That looks fab...I want to do similar with my table...need to have ago...

julie - eab designs said...

Love your table! You did a great job. I love the look of the table being one color and the chairs another.

Lacey said...

Ooo thanks for the inspiration! I'm about to refinish the table that I recently picked up to refinish... Beautiful job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great job. Wish I could find a nice piece like that curb side.

Jules said...

Awesome table makeover!!!! I am currently giving a little outdoor table and a wheelbarrow a makeover too. I may use your idea on my little table project. Love the outcome you got.

Rosie Goins said...

What a find. Love what you did to it.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow I can't believe someone just threw out that table. You are so lucky! Love what you did with it, the paint job looks awesome!

dee dee said...

I just love the new look!
Dee Dee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love roadside finds!!! Great rescue and it looks gorgeous with it's new coat of paint! Great job! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Fabulous job! I used to have that same table in my 20's :) The things I should of held onto :) Thanks for linking up!
Enjoy your Friday
XO

Dr. Deb said...

I am SO glad you were able to make use of this table. I couldn't get anyone to take it because of the scratches, and knew if I left it at the curb that someone with creativity would find it a good home. And you did. It looks gorgeous!!!

Remodelaholic said...

We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.
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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I think I refinished this same table! I love yours, too.
http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/2010/09/gathering-table.html

Tammy said...

love this table! I'm looking for some ideas to redo my kitchen table and this is my favorite so far. What aprox. quantities did you use to mix your stain and glaze? I love to antique with stain and have had better luck then with tinted glazes. I would love to try this technique, it might be the perfect answer.

judymacd said...

Fabulous job.. you're getting good at this! Do you find the walnut stain to be black? Or more dark brown? I have an identical oak table, and I want it all black -- Have you painted a black table before? I was thinking of painting the top rather than a stain as its hard to find a black stain.

Nancy said...

Wow! I have got to come over to your neck of the woods, if this is the type of stuff people put out on curbside! You did an amazing job! I'm a new follower. Come over and visit me sometime!
Have a great day
Nancy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Judy,
The walnut stain is more brown than black. I have never painted black myself. Good luck with your table!
Dawn

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Tammy, I used a 50/50 mix of stain and glaze. You have to whisk it good for it to blend together, but I like the way it worked. I normally use paint and glaze, but thought I would give this a try.

Good luck with your table! I'd love to see it!

Tammy said...

Thank you!! I'll be sure to let you know when I finally try it. With the cold weather now it'll have to wait for the warmer days of spring.

marian said...

Thanks for the idea! If I could I'd start on my table(almost exactly the same one with the exact same finish)tomorrow! BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Marian