I finished this table makeover in the Fall, but for some reason I never got around to blogging about it.
When the lilacs started blooming suddenly I knew how I wanted to style the table
and *boom* 120 pictures later my blog post is complete at last.:)
Here is the before shot.
I bought the table off of craigslist.
At some point the original owner painted the top white, but it wasn't painted very well
and many craft projects had been done on the table so it was in rough shape.
I started by stripping the paint off the tabletop.
I then sanded it down.
I also stripped part of the paint off the legs and stained these area's gray.
I then re-painted all the legs a nice clean white, but let bits of gray show through.
I've always loved this table from The Lettered Cottage and it was the inspiration for my table.
I stained the table gray then white washed on top.
I then just kept playing with it.
A bit more gray, a bit more white, and so on.
Finally I put 2-3 coats of poly on top.
I used a low grit sandpaper after each layer of poly had dried.
It makes for a buttery smooth top.
I can scrub dried spaghetti sauce off the table without any damage. :)
Just for you a spring vignette.
Let me tell you, it is wonderful living in the Midwest in the spring!
Lilacs and other flowering bushes and trees are in bloom everywhere.
It is so beautiful here!
Now I just need to finish up some chairs to go with the table.
We've been using a crazy mis-match of chairs.
I just found these cute white plates at the thrift store.
I really like the little "pebbles" around the edge.
Now that I've finally got around to showing you my table I have a confession to make.
I sold this table to a friend and have bought a new one off of craigslist!
Yes, I am crazy!! Just ask my husband....
I look forward to showing it to you when it is complete.
(whenever that is)
For some reasons Blogger isn't allowing me to put buttons on my blog, but I'm am linking up to these wonderful parties:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm