Friday, April 20, 2012

On to much bigger tables

Ok so I am really horrible about taking before pictures as I've stated before. Well it applies to this table as well. I've been wanting a bigger dining table for a while but couldn't find one I was happy with or if I did it was already taken. Story of my life. Anyway I found this table at my favorite thrift store for a whopping $25 bucks. It was so mine but let me tell you now this thing is so heavy. Even my 19 year old son complained about lifting it. Well after thinking about what I wanted to do I set to work on it. I have been wanting to do something in stripes so I decided that's what I would do to the top of this one and then painted the bottom a different color. So I painted the table top white, let it dry and than measured and taped off it off. I than mixed up a glaze that was a really light gray and did the stripes. After that dried I mixed up a slightly off white glaze and did the whole top after I had destressed it a bit. I than painted the bottom in the same green I did my cute little table in. I destressed it and glazed it up, waxed the top with a clear wax and here we are. I also finished all my chairs to go along with it. It's different but I really like it. Hope you guys do to. Have a good weekend.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful makeover! Only $25 for the table? Good deal. :-) I love the stripes on the table and the chairs turned out super cute! Found you through Miss Mustard Seed. I'm now following and look forward to seeing more of your creative projects. Have a great weekend!
    Sharla

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  2. Thanks for taking a look and following my blog. The more I look at it the more I like it.

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  3. That's lovely! I would have never thought to do stripes using the glazing technique, it turned out great! I'm now following you and I hope you can come and follow back. Tx

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