Monday, July 16, 2012

How to Refresh a Tired Table.

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Is your table as tired as my table? 

Bet not. 
Start with some light sanding, just enough to rough up the finish.
I start with a 60 grit to take the finish off, then use a 220 to smooth it out.

My table is old. 

I don't really know how old. I only know how long I've had my table.

Before living with us our table lived, neglected, in somebody's basement. We rescued this poor table from it's old home and brought it to our home. 
Back when I loved country. Shhh, don't tell that to anyone please and thank you.

My table has earned it's keep a 100 times over. 

It gets used day. in. and. day. out. Many times a day by ravenous teenagers who never seem to get full. 

It was time to breath a little refresh into this hard working table and make it beautiful again.

Spray paint is your friend. Here is Heirloom White.
After a couple of years of thinking on it, I took the plunge. 

Seriously it took about 6 hours total to refresh it and a little elbow grease. Why did I wait so long people?

Top of the table

Refresh and restyled!

Mixed an existing tinted glaze with a bronze metallic paint
Found on clearance for $3.26 at the hardware.

With an old rag, wiped the glaze onto the top of the table.
Hooking up this week to:

Fall in Love with Spray Paint Linky Party at Thistlewood Farms


  1. Nice job. I love the table. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

  2. Beautiful job!!!!
    Your newest follower - would love you
    to visit and follow back

  3. Looks great... I love a dark top and white base.

  4. What a great job on this. It's amazing what a coat of paint can do. I'd love for you to link up to Pin Inspiration Thursday!

  5. Love the look of the white. So clean and fresh! :)

    Great job!


  6. Fabulous, fabulous job! I just redid my kitchen with just paint and love a project that uses what I've already got in the house. Thanks so very much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration Party and I hope that you'll be back this week where you will actually be a feature too C:

  7. I have a table like this that I have been working on! I am pleased to tell you that I have awarded you the Liebster Award! Follow to my post!
    Congrats! Dawn

  8. Wow, that's awesome! I would love to do something like that to our kitchen table. It is beyond dull. And scratched. This would be an excellent fix.

    Btw, I'm your newest follower via the @ Home Take 2 blog hop. Feel free to swing by my blog and check it out. I have a couple DIY projects as well.

    The Importance of Being Reese


  9. What a great impact the paint made to update the table. Thanks so much for sharing at our link party. Take care, Laura

  10. Really and truly amazing transformation!

    Thanks so much for sharing at our spray paint link party!




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