Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Giving a Drop Leaf Table New Life

My cousin and his wife are such sweet people.  He knows my addiction love for refinishing things.  He gave me this table.  I knew it had such great potential.  It had tons of scratches all over it and some lovely purple nail polish.
I sanded the top, and the sanding went fairly easy.  I didn't get all of the scratches off, but I tried to get any names or initials that were carved into it off the table.
I removed the leaves to stain  the top.
I stained it with 2 coats of Minwax's Dark Walnut stain.
I painted the bottom part in Annie Sloans Old White.  I love chalk paint.  It took two coats and I hardly used up any paint.  Since I wanted it to look like an old farm table, I distressed it using clear and dark wax.  I did not distress it using sand paper, because I did not want the honey color coming through.
Here is a before and after pic.
I love how the scratches in the wood give it an old feel.
I finished the top using a product called Waterlox satin finish. It is recommended to be used on surfaces that will be used for food.  I also used Waterlox on my countertop, and it really has strengthened the pine wood.  I still need to do one more coat, but I couldn't wait to share it with you all.
I am going to try and sell this at my craft sale in November.

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  1. Tammy, it looks gorgeous! :) Great minds think alike! HAHA.

  2. It looks great in your kitchen. But I guess its to small for your crowd !

  3. Wow! What a gorgeous transformation! Its truly beautiful. Bet it will sell fast. Following you right back.

  4. The table looks amazing. I love the colours that you used!

  5. That is really beautiful. Job well done!

  6. Oh I love it! I am your latest follower! I hope you will stop by my blog sometime, my husband and I just redid a farm table that we found for $10 and it turned out great. I am looking forward to spending more time on your blog!
    Amber @junkaholicsuanimous.blogspot.com

  7. It looks lovely. I'm sure someone will want and buy it.

  8. Really nice. How great when people think of you when they see what THEY consider to be junk. Even nicer when those people bring you things because you've taught them to see potential. Great job!


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