Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Little Table That Could

Is it just me or has everyone had a table in this style and finish at some point in their lives? I bought this set ten years ago at a yard sale...and who knows how old it was when I bought it?
The "BEFORE"...the little table pretending to be a dining table in our last house.
The style is ok, but I've never liked the finish. It's just a little too country for my taste. I like my country on the radio, not in my kitchen. The chairs kicked the bucket months (which probably should have been years) ago, but this little table is not even the least bit wobbly after all these years. And the fact that it's on the small side has been a bonus, as we have lived in some tight quarters before. So alas, it has followed me around from place to place through our many moves, and was showing a lot of wear and tear as a result.

Motivated by my endless talk that we desperately needed to upgrade our table to something from this century, my dear husband offered to help me give it a little face lift!
He sanded the top to the bare wood, stained it this great walnut color, and topped it off with 4 coats of poly.
 He spray painted the legs an almond color. We used Rustoleum, which gives awesome coverage without all those drippy drips.
And I absolutely LOVE the result.
I guess this little table will be sticking around for a while longer.

And remember these beloved chairs? (I posted about their makeover here.) They're a bit big for this little table, so they'll be relocated to our dining room in our new house...and this little table will become our breakfast table in our new  kitchen.

Linking to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great transformation! It looks like a totally different table! Love the walnut top with the painted legs. The chairs might be big for the table, but they give it such a nice look!

Ginny said...

Love the change-look brand new!! Great job!

Amanda said...

It looks like a totally different set! :) Great job!

A Cottage Muse said...

I love the new look!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow... it looks great!!

Sarita said...

I literally just said "oooooooo" out loud! Love how the table came out!

lizad81 said...

Oh the memories and OHHHHH if that table could talk!!!!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Great job. It is beautiful.

michelle said...

This is so beautiful, you guys did an amazing job! I also love the kindle case that you made for your mom! I have missed so much on here but I am happy to see you are keeping busy and creating beautiful things. :)