When we first moved into this house I found this awesome (and old) table that my husband hates but I love. It’s the perfect shape for the space and it has 3 leaves so it can be really big or really small. The best part about this table is that we can comfortably seat 8-10 people around it, which we do quite often.
The orange color of the table was all wrong but I kept going back and forth on what to do with it – paint it black, paint it white, stain it a different color??? The options were endless and I was stuck, for 2 years, trying to figure out what to do with it.
Finally, after finishing up most of the kitchen, I got inspiration for what I wanted to do with the table. I decided that I wanted to completely strip it down, stain the top and paint the legs white, and that’s exactly what I did last weekend.
I ended up having to use a belt sander to get the layers of lacquer off the table but this picture gives you a better idea of the color and how scratched up it was, which is one of the things Matt didn’t like about it.
After it was all stripped it was so pretty! I loved that you could finally see how pretty the wood grain is. To scuff the legs up I used a sand paper sponge since I didn’t need to strip them down all the way. It worked great and made it really easy to sand all the edges and grooves.
While the tabletop was drying I set up my new HomeRight Spray Shelter in the garage so I could spray the table legs white.
The Spray Shelter was easy to set up and to protect the garage floor I placed a plastic drop cloth underneath it. As a “blogger side note” I’d just like to say that the Spray Shelter helps make the best photography lighting! I’m thinking I might need to set this thing up for photo shoots from time to time. 😉
Anyways, moving on… to spray the table legs I used the Finish Max Pro Sprayer, which worked beautifully! Years ago I hand painted some table legs and the brush marks STILL bother me, I’m thinking I might need to go back and spray them so they look as good as my breakfast nook table legs do now!
I sprayed 3 coats since I know they will get knocked around a lot with the chairs and bench. After they were finished drying, and the tabletop was dry, I flipped the top upside down to screw the legs back on.
Once the leaves were dry I put one of them back in because we need to be able to seat 6 people at the table every week. I left the other 2 leaves out because I like having a little more space in the breakfast nook.
I think it turned out lovely. I LOVE that you can see the wood grain now and I’m so in love with the new color of the table! Remember how I mentioned earlier that my husband didn’t like this table? Well my goal was to make him love it as much as I did and when I put it all back together he told me it looked “freakin’ amazing” which made me happy to hear. 🙂
I can’t tell you how good it makes me feel to have this table finished, after 2 years of trying to decide what to do with it! I’m also glad I didn’t try to paint it way back when, because now that I have the HomeRight tools, it made the job so much easier than it would have been before!
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