Kitchen Table Make Over

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


  1. You did a great job on the table, no wonder your friend wanted it. Love the lilac vignette too.

  2. Girl!!! No waaay that you sold that beautiful table. have to show the new one soon. Bet it's great too.

  3. LOL! You serial redecorator you! That's funny, but hey, if you like the new one better...go for it!

    Enjoy your weekend,

  4. I love your table! I can't wait to see the "new" one. Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, yours are beautiful!

  5. The table came out so great. I love the gray color that you used, it really pops with the white.

  6. Lisa I loved that table and I bet your friend does too! Can't wait to see what you do with the next one!

  7. well looky there - you can be proud of this makeover. Lots of work - but it looks great!

  8. I love the table...and the plates and the rooster! You have such good taste!

  9. Your table is gorgeous. The finish is really lovely. I am loving the vignette also. The wire cloche, rooster and lilacs, how pretty is that. Hugs, Marty

  10. Sold it? O my goodness, you did not! Ooh, I just couldn't have! I know your next project will be even better. YOu are sooo good!

  11. Oh my I love it. Cant wait to see the new table.. Enjoy your weekend. Blessings Pam

  12. Love that table...and you sold it??? Ha!
    Can't wait to see the newest one.

  13. Look forward to seeing the new table, too. : )

  14. It turned out wonderful! Your lilac's are beautiful

  15. Lisa, that's just beautiful!

  16. It is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the new one! Sold it huh...sounds like a business in the making???
    Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter!

  17. i didn't know you were gonna sell that cute table! go girl! you do such a great job!

  18. Your table looks fabulous!! I love the color. I'm geting ready to sand,and paint my kitchen table too! As soon as the weather gets warmer.


  19. You did a fantastic job on the table, Lisa! I don't know how you could have parted it, but you must have some new ideas up your sleeve! Can't wait to see the new one.

    Yes, our weather has been happy you love it here in Illinois!


  20. Wow. Your transformation looks as close to the inspiration photo as you can get. I had to laugh when I read that you'd sold it and were working on a second table. Gotta love Craigslist!

  21. What a great job you did. I love to see sad old pieces brought to life again. x Sharon

  22. Too funny - I can't believe you gave it up after making it so beautiful! Oh well, that's what keeps us all busy with projects, isn't it? Can't wait to see your new one :)

  23. LOL! Your so sneaky, you had us all falling for your gorgeous table. will you be trying something else with the new table or sticking with this look?

  24. Love the table and the centerpiece vignette too!

  25. Your table is so pretty and I see why someone else would want to buy it. The white and lilacs make such a nice contrast with the gray top.
    Mary Alice

  26. Beautiful job, Lisa! Wow! I'm surprised that you could part with that beauty! Have fun with the new one! :)

    xoxo laurie

  27. So lovely!
    Great job on the table :)
    Visiting from White Wednesday

    Greetings from Australia♥

  28. I love your table. It's so soft and calming on the eye. I have to say I still love the armoire more ♥ and continue to search Craigslist until I find one similiar so I can paint it the same color. I will then get rid of my dresser and have the armoire hold all clothing. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

    ~ Lisa ~

  29. Nice job! It looks so pretty now.

    Have a great weekend!

  30. Lisa, the table is fabulous. Love what you did and I have the same chicken in yellow.

  31. I love your table and can't wait to see the reveal!!

  32. I love love love your table!! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, because I found you now! What anice blog and great ideas.

  33. I love your blog and I adore that wire cloche :) Thanks for all of the total inspiration. I feel like I should take out a bill board with a giant arrow directing everyone to your pinterest boards.

    You are a rock star.


  34. I am the friend who got the table! YAY! So fun to see all the work you put into it, Lisa! :) I love it even more now. :)