Since we’ve moved into our new place, we had to part with our kitchen table because it was just too big, and not a necessity for only two people. So, I went to work on making over a “new” table for our new space:
And I’m LOVING it! It started out as this table:
The table was my husband’s late grandmothers table…and it was completely unfinished and stained. A perfect canvas to do whatever I wanted to it!
First, I sanded off the stains with my sander I got for Christmas…worked beautifully!!
Then, I stained the table top with the same stain we had leftover from our last kitchen table makeover
I primed and painted the bottom with paint I got from ReStore for $1
I took a step back, liked what I saw, but decided it was too boring. I had no idea what to do with it…so I let it sit for a few days.
Then – I asked my husband what he thought of a “painted medallion” on the top of the table. He told me he thought it would look … wait for it… gaudy.
I just traced over it with Sharpie:
I did two coats so you couldn’t see brush strokes. Then, I went over it with sandpaper multiple times:
I love the chippy look afterwards:
But it was still too bright…and we all know I needed to prove a point that this wouldn’t look *gaudy*
I went over it with another layer of stain:
See the difference between the two?
Finally, it was done! I put 3 coats of polyurethane on top, and took it outside for a little photo shoot!
I *love* my “new” table!
Do you think I achieved my goal of staying away from gaudy?!
The most wonderful part is that this project only cost me $1 for the paint! I had everything else on hand! This is exactly my kind of budgetPin It