I decided the other day (about 3 weeks ago) that I was going to redo my kitchen table. I love cream country tables but didn't want to buy a new one. So out came the trusty can of primer & paint (FOXTROT from Lowes-Vlaspar brand) I had previously had painted the wood top because my cute little boy got ahold of a black sharpie marker and went agro on my table. So I just painted the top black like the rest of the table and called it good (but with my ever changing mind) I decided again to redo it.. yes I know I am so special!!
I sanded the top down to the bare wood as shown in the picture, not the funnest to do but it had to be done and my buddy the belt sander made a huge difference!. mmmm the smell of wood and saw dust...I love it!
Here is the AFTER!
Isn't it SOOOOO much more me! I am truly "in love" with my new table & chairs!
I wish that I could tell you that this was very simple but I had some PROBLEMS along the way. The black was a pain to cover up, but the hardest part was the top. I love Minwax Gel Stain in Walnut. I only had a small can but thought I had enough for the top...WRONG!!! I ran out half way through... grrrrrrrrrr! I looked everywhere for the same color in the gel stain... as a few weeks passed I went to Lowes to see if they could order me some-yes I was told it could be ordered. WRONG again!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr! A few days later Lowes called telling me they couldn't just order a can for one cusomer.. grrrrrrrr!
So I took the bull by the horns and called Minwax myself(what I should have done in the first place). they gave me a list of local stores that carry my beloved gel stain! hip hip hooray! so I ran (drove actually) down to Sherwin Williams and picked it up & finnished my table.
Sorry for the long story, but with the good comes the bad. My hubby is glad all this is over- we couldnt eat on our table for like 2 weeks, now we can!
Thanks for listening to my ramblings.