Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stained Table


Ok so I have another table done. Some of you might remember that I painted this tablebut I was never really happy with it for a number of reasons, it wasn't the look I was going for, and there were problems with the structure of the table that drove me nuts. So when my neighbor offered me this table for free before she hauled it to the dump, (I forgot to take a picture of the before so I found this on the internet, the only difference is the legs aren't an exact match, but other than that, this is exactly what the table looked like, I even have those chairs sitting in my garage)



I snatched it up before she finished the question. I sanded the table down, used wood conditioner on it before I stained it, stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut then put 3 coats (sanding between each) of poly (thinned out with mineral spirits so I wouldn't have those nasty brush strokes or bubbles). I then painted the skirt and legs with Heirloom White paint and glazed it all so the wood match the chairs I upholstered a while back.


I love this new table but can't decide on the table runner or centerpiece. But the beauty of that is I can change it as much as I would like!! Slowly but surely my house is coming together.

I am still trying to convince my husband that painting the cabinets would be awesome. Actually when I close my eyes and picture my kitchen, I picture white cabinets with Dark Walnut stained butcher block counter tops. My problem is right now, this nook that I love and worked so hard for does not fit in my kitchen. The kitchen and nook seem like two different spaces... First you have this...


Then you turn around and have this....
(this is actually an old picture from the previous owner, the floor isn't like that, and I now have a beadboard backsplash)

 They don't work with one another.  Wouldn't white cabinets and butcher block countertops just bring it all together???? I am really really really working hard on him. He just has this huge fear of painting cabinets.









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37 comments:

  1. Wow that's BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm really wanting to refinish our kitchen table but it intimidates me a bit. Thanks for sharing!!! New fan from the show off friday blog hop :)

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  2. That table is so pretty! You did such a great job with it! I did something very similar to my own dinning table... but I love your chairs so much more!

    -Peggy

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  3. Love how the table came out with those cute chairs.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  4. Beautiful table! Do it, paint your cabinets white. You will never regret! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Craftionary. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand weekend. Oh, if you want to check out my kitchen cabinet transformation, here's the link. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/kitchen-cabinet-transformation.html Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  5. Thank you everyone, I am really happy with the table.....It really really makes me want to do the cabinets and other parts of my house!! I appreciate all the kind words!

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  6. Oooh... I love your table!

    I painted my kitchen cabinets off white. I'm including a link to my kitchen makeover:

    http://quaintandquirky.blogspot.com/2009/06/kitchen-makeover.html

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  7. The table is beautiful, I love the shade, and contrast with the white, very classic and yet modern and elegant, thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Wishing you a grand Sunday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. NICE job on that table

    I painted my kitchen cabinets at the house where I raised my boys. I just did a few sections at a time in the evenings when the kids were sleeping. It's doable!! :)

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  10. So pretty! I love the runner too. thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Have fun!!~

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  11. Your table looks great! Nice job. I have a table that i would like to refinish but never had the courage, you inspire me!

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  12. You did a beautiful job on that table! I really appreciated your visit to my linky party and your sharing of this beautiful project! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

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  13. Absolutely in love with your table! I've been on the lookout for a thrifted table I can makeover =)

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  14. I want to do the same thing to my dining table. I love how this turned out!

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  15. Your new table is lovely. I love it. You did a great job on refinishing it. Hugs, Marty

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  16. You did a wonderful job on this makeover...it looks outstanding and free is always GREAT!!! Please be sure to put my party button (you can find it under my header) on your post...thanks:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. It looks so good! I have that same table, and it could sure use an update like this. Your boys are adorable!! You have such a darling blog, so glad to find it. Cheers, Andrea

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  18. Thanks again everyone!!! For those of you who are thinking of doing something similar, I would say DO IT!!! My biggest advise is make absolute CERTAIN that you apply wood conditioner and the stain WITH THE GRAIN. Any type of deviance from the direction of the grain will show up and stick out like a sore thumb!! Good luck, I hope you enjoy staining your table!

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  19. That table is fabulous! AND, oh how gorgeous would white cabinets & dark butcher block be?! You've got my vote!! :) Thanks for linking up at my party... I'm now following, so that I won't miss anything!

    Have a great week!
    Heather
    -Stringtown Home

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  20. Just wanted to stop by and tell you I love your blog! Your projects are all so pretty and creative and for that reason I am passing on to you the Versatile blogger award!
    Stop by my blog at http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ so you can check out all the information. Congratulations!

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  21. Great job! I really like that look of the light color combined with the dark stain.

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  22. Wow, your table turned out great!! I love it. I am your newest follower from the newbie party. I would love to have you join me at http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
    :)
    HUGS

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  23. I think you did a wonderful job transforming this table! It looks great!

    Take a look here:
    http://randomthoughtsfromanincoherentmind.blogspot.com/2012/07/stained-table-in-spotlight.html
    You are in the Newbie Spotlight of the Week....congrats!

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  24. Your table turned out fabulous! Also congrats on the Newbie Spotlight of the Week!

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  25. The table is gorgeous. That can be "exhibit one". LOL... then, you show him a file of pictures from around blog land where regular people paint their cabinets every day ;) Then, he'll see it can be done.

    Last resort; Tell him all you want for {insert holiday here; b-day, X-mas, valentines day} is to paint the kitchen cabinets =) Next thing ya know, he'll see things your way!!

    PS-helpful tip =) http://www.foxhollowcottage.com/2012/02/how-to-remove-word-verification-from.html

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  26. Love the table. I used to have that table and hated it. Amazing how you transformed it!
    newest follower...
    ~betty

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  27. white cabinets & dark butcher block would be awesome! DOOOOO IT!!

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  28. The table looks awesome :) found you at the Newbie Spotlight!

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  29. Wow....the table is gorgeous.....elegant!

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  30. Your table came out fantastic. Love the dark stained top paired with the white. Beautiful!

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  31. The table looks great! I love the stained top. I have been seeing a lot of people doing that with old furniture they are refurb-ing. I painted my kitchen cupboards, but they were painted after my dad built them, so I basically just changed the color. I think your husband would like the transformation as it will lighten up the room. Good luck!

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  32. Me again! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Stop by my blog and check out the details. Have a great week!!

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  33. So... did you decide to go all white on the cabinets to go with the nook? I really like that your tabletop matched the hardwood floor, unlike before that it’s too light. And the white legs and chairs, as well as the rug, really gives it quite a contrast. Hope to see your future home improvement projects! Cheers!

    Teresa

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  34. I did, I finally convinced my husband to agree to me painting the cabinets, and he agrees it is sooooo much better!!

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