This Table is the Tops! Guest Party Highlight
This wonderful table looks like it walked off the pages of a magazine and I LUFF it. I get giddy when something boring is turned into something great! That is exactly what Ali from Little Bits of Bliss did with her old dining room table. It is just too beautiful for words! Here is what Ali said about their project:
So, the table has actually been done for awhile, but with the busyness of March so far I hadn’t even had time to take pictures of it— but now she can finally have her debut—–
Isn’t she a beauty fish………..
(if you don’t know what I’m talking about go listen to Brian Regan- I love him he makes me laugh so hard 🙂
If you recall the before, Lovely hunter green-hmmm–
I found some chairs finally off of Craigslist that I liked and was going to refinished since all of mine so far don’t match and half of them I have to make sure and tell people not to sit on them cuz’ they’ll smash them to the ground— awkward– ” I really mean the chair is weak not that your hefty or anything you know you look really good, have you lost weight recently?.”
But bad thing was the chairs included a table with it and they wouldn’t split it up. So for the $60 price tag I figured whatever I’ll figure something to do with the table—
After a visit to Knock off wood and falling in love with the farmhouse table that she made I figured we could just rip the old tile table top off of this one and replace it with wood planks- (Thank you so much Ana for the idea and plans)
See a little imagination– It’ll look similar to this pottery barn table 🙂
Can you see it?
Anyway I ended up finishing the table with some country white paint for the legs with a pecan glaze over top of it to strengthen the finish and add a little bit of distressing color to it.
For the top I first did a whitewash of a yellow paint so the grain of the pine didn’t stand out as much and than stained it pecan and than on top of the pecan stain and mostly around the edges I used a gel walnut stain- I also used the walnut stain very lightly around the legs, and than a few coats of satin poly on the top to make it a little shiny and protect the finish.
The Chairs– I lightly sanded and than painted one coat of a dark brown/black (can’t remember the name of it), than I used walnut stain over it– it deepens the color but leaves a little bit of the undertone so it doesn’t look so flat and gives it a harder finish- the chair tops I finished like the table top minus the whitewash.
I love her and all her imperfections– and I don’t worry about the kids hurting it- let the fork jabbing commence she needs more character :)– sometime I want to build or find a bench for her so we have more seating– what do you think should I use these plans and make the top of the bench match the table??
Here’s the Cost breakdown:
Table and Chairs- $60
Wood for top and supports underneath- $30
Paint- I already had some left over in both colors–Brown and white– but a quart at Wallyworld is around $8
Stain- already had it— that’s the good thing with many projects 🙂 but to buy would have been around $12
So Total cost for me was $90 and some time– not to shabby I don’t think for a whole new kitchen set.
That is a great price!
It is a beautiful table, and it will be a great place to gather as a family.
I love everything Ali did!
Don’t-cha all love it?
>That is probably one of my top three transformations ever. Absolutely beautiful, and great tips for getting those gorgeous rich aged colors!
>What a great job! Your conversation with your husband is hilarious. I still say you get a pink hammer (even though I don't know what that is). LOL! Lisa~
>I don't just love it…. I drool every time I go to her blog and see it. This is my FA-vo-RITE table redo EVER!!!!! You couldn't have picked a better guest!
>Wow it turned out amazing. I need a new dining room set. Maybe I'll get creative and do something like this. Thanks both of you for the inspiration.
>That is amazing – I love what she did with that table and chairs. She should at least get the Good Vision award, even if she can't get the Pink Hammer award.
>Wow! One of the best transformations I have seen. Love it.
>That is gorgeous!! What type and width of wood did you use? Thanks!! firstname.lastname@example.org
>This table is so beautiful! I love it! I totally looks totally like something from the pb catalog. What a great transformation.
>I'm glad you featured this, it is certainly deserving. Tremendous job!
>OMIGOSH…so gorg! I'm actually doing that to my table today and then I saw your post and it made me love the idea SO much more. Thanks for being awesome!
>Holy cow, what a gorgeous transformation!
>Love it, love, love it , want it.
>So absolutely gorgeous. I love the plank top tables that the top is stained and the legs are white. I'm working on doing the staining/white legs to my table right now. I wanted to have planks on the inside, but unfortunately it didn't work out like that. 🙁 Oh well!
>It's beautiful! We appreciate things more when we make them so I think this was a great idea! Pottery Barn is so over priced anyway. 🙂
>I relate to so many things in this post! First of all…I LOVE Brian Regan. Seen him live twice. Secondly, I have the same design stools on my butcher block kitchen table, which I love. AND I just bought some old chairs for $12 each and refinished them in green oil based paint. They look great!
I love this table!!! Take luck! 😉
Hi. Your table and chairs look amazing. What kind of stain did you use?
Can you tell me what color the stain is? It’s beautiful.