My mom recently passed along her old kitchen table to us. We weren't necessarily in the market for a new one but I loved the bench that hers had and I loved that it would seat 2 more people.
I'm loving the farmhouse tables that are so popular right now but there was no way we were going to spend the $ for one because it would be destroyed by my 2 boys. Who are constantly banging forks and sippy cups on our table, coloring on it, spilling things on it, etc. So, the idea of a free table was appealing. And we are always up for a DIY challenge. So we decided to give this old table a makeover -- our version of a farmhouse table.
Here it is before...
First, we (and by we I mean my super sweet husband) sanded it down completely.
Total fail...didn't get a pic of it sanded down.
Then, we spray painted the legs of the table and chairs and the back of the chairs. We used Valspar spray paint and chose an off white color. The tops all sanded down so you can imagine what the table looked like once sanded but before the legs and back were spray painted.
Then we stained the top of the table, bench and the seat part of the chairs. I wanted a more grey color so we used an ebony stain. And we also hand sanded a little afterwards to accomplish the look we were wanting.
Then we glazed the legs to give it a little more character. I mixed in a grey paint with a tintable glaze.
Lastly, Keith finished it off with a coat of polyurethane. We knew we needed it to be extra durable with our 2 boys.
And here is the after....
I love how it turned out!
Linking up with AP over at I love you more than carrots. Check out all the linked up "paint it" projects.