Kitchen Table Re-Do

Around in bloggy land I’ve noticed that a lot of girls sand down their table and repaint it black or a nice dark brown and it looks soo nice.  So I thought I am totally going to do that with my table!  I’ve hated this table for the past few years, I mean just look at it,  it’s from the seventies and the chairs don’t even match.  Blech!  So we hauled it out to the garage where I spent 4+ hours sanding down the top of it.

No, I didn’t sand it down by hand,  I did use a hand-held sander thingy.  And here is the AFTER PICTURE!!!

Don’t ya just LOVE it!?!?!  It turned out so awesome huh?! Oh wait, what are you doing?  You’re not scrolling back up are you?  Shoot!  Okay, fine, you caught me.  It’s not the same table.  You see, after  I had spent all that time sanding down the top of the table it turns out I went right through the wood down to the particle board.  And there is no way you can paint particle board to look pretty.  It just didn’t work.  {Mahana, you ugly!} I went over to furniture store and found a table set I loved,  it even has a pop-out leaf in the middle.  I got it for sales price (wasn’t on sale at the time, but I’m pretty persuasive I guess) and luckily the tax refund was in the mail  (I love my little tax deductions, I mean, ahem, kids)  and there you have it – a new table.  I love it soo much I got out my fancy china for Sunday dinner just ’cause I was feeling all hoity toidy with my new dining set.  Sometimes my projects just don’t turn out the way I want them to, but that’s okay, it all works out in the end.

Linking to: Craft-O-Maniac

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4 Responses to Kitchen Table Re-Do

  1. Melenie says:

    Oh man! Maybe I’ll just change the drawer handles on my dresser. 😉 Good job getting a new table out of the deal.

  2. Chelsea says:

    so funny!!!!! I love the new barstool’s too! 🙂
    I was thinking when I saw the before that it looked formica-ish… and that’s the reason you got too far in…. You have to get solid wood when you re-finish.
    BUT, the NEW SHINY TABLE IS BEAUTIFUL! Great choice! 🙂

  3. Anndee says:

    I was hoping it really had worked – I’m thinking of painting the top of my table and serving table and recovering chairs. YIKES! It’s a pine table (soft wood) so I don’t kwno what would happen. Tempting….
    Or I could just skip to your step 4 and go buy a new one!
    Oh wait…no I can’t.

  4. I honestly thought you just got new chairs…..if you wouldn’t have told me….I never would have known!! 😉

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!

    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

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