Thank you guys so much for all the compliments on the dining room table makeover. Several of you asked for the deets on how I did it so I’m here to deliver. Forewarning: this is a long, detailed picture heavy post.
Now, I’m sure there are several different ways to do this. This is just the way I went about it. First I want to start off by saying this was not an overnight project. It took several steps and a few days to cure before it was all said and done. But, I think the end result was more than worth it.
Ok so lets get started shall we.
As many of you know I scored a table on Craigslist for $20. Honestly, I was expecting to find a hot mess when I pulled up to make the purchase. I mean, honestly, who sells a table that large for that cheap unless its in pretty bad shape? I got really lucky on this one because it was in much better condition than I expected. I figured if it ended up being a complete fail, Id only be out 20 bucks.
After I got it home and set it up I gave it a really good inspection to survey the damage.
I loved the fact that its really large and could easily accommodate 10 people. We entertain a lot so our 4 seater wasn’t cutting it any longer. Its really heavy, solid, and sturdy so I knew it would be worth it to invest the time into fixing it up.
Aside from some surface damage, there was no major work that needed to be done. This meant I could focus all my energy on the cosmetic corrections. I went into the purchase knowing that whatever table I bought was going to get painted white, so I wasn’t so worried about the condition of the wood. I wasn’t particularly a fan of the detailing on this piece, so it made my decision that much easier.
I started off by removing all the accent hardware