Today I'm going to show you our kitchen table makeover. Here was my inspiration--the Keaton table from Pottery Barn retails at $1600.
Our kitchen table was looking way more shabby than chic. We have a kitchen remodel in our future some day so I didn't want to go out and buy a new table (certainly not to the tune of $1600). I just hoped to spruce up our existing piece. It's oak and very sturdy. And, best of all, it fits in our tiny breakfast nook. Here's how it looked when we started:
Here she is disassembled and in our garage.
Check out all the chipping and marks. This was before sanding!
We used a chemical stripper at first but I started to get all freaked out by the chemicals in the chemical stripper. So then, my awesome husband sanded that table down. He spent a few nights out in the garage sanding.
Then came the fun part of applying stain.
We used golden pecan miniwax.
The stain and polyurethane was a royal pain in the you-know-what. It took far longer than we thought it would to complete this project. Try a month longer. Ah well, the patience was worth it because in the end the table top turned out like this...
But she still wasn't complete. I bought some chalk paint at the Purple Painted Lady. I actually used a sample size to do the legs of the table. Then I waxed. And after that, I distressed. I'm pretty happy with the end result! The chalk paint was super easy to use. It costs a little more but for an impatient lady like myself, it's an amazing product. You don't really need to prep the wood beforehand. You just start painting. I think this table looks better than before! Would you agree?
|I can't imagine why Pottery Barn didn't have a blue booster seat in its ad. |
Don't you think it adds to the charm?
I probably spent about forty bucks total for the remodel project and far more in sweat equity. My husband is laughing while he is reading this because he did the lion's share of this project! Love him.
Now if only I could do something about that floor. Hah!