Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saving a Table

I was planning to just reveal this table with the entire kitchen renovation, but this table seriously deserves it's own post. One of my amazing friends actually found this table for me during my first boutique sale. She hit my sale first and then spend the day with her daughter going to garage sales. She found me this table and a beautiful antique desk. Since I couldn't lave my sale, she even hauled the pieces back to me.
This table though...I mean wow. It was in the worst shape! 
Here is what I started with:

You can see here that I had already removed a lot of the black and white checkerboard contact paper from one side. The other side was spray paint. It took stripping, sanding, goo gone, wiping down with mineral spirits. You name a way to get paint off and I did it! I finally had the table down to raw wood.

I wanted to make my own stain to get the type of distressed look I was going for. I learned a lot with this. I will make a completely different post on this later.

It was so so so pretty...before the polyurethane.

However, when the poly was applied, the darker strips turned full on black.  I could not have been more sad!
So I sanded it down again and applied a gray stain.

I painted out the base and distressed it for a cottage feel.

I love the imperfections and the gray wash of color. It works perfectly for the space and I can't wait to do the full reveal on this kitchen renovation!

Don't forget the Boutique Sale this weekend! Come and see me! You can find all of the details of the sale on the Facebook page Peacock Door Designs by Paula Taylor

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