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.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.