I begged these tables off of my mother a few years ago.
And while they are absolutely fine just how they are, I finally got up the nerve to do what I wanted to do when I first got them.
Sorry, Mom, I know you liked them how they were.
Since we are having such nice weather, I sanded one of the tables down yesterday.
Then I used spray primer and paint to make it white.
One can of spray primer and two cans of spray paint ( I do not recommend WalMart paint)
I took a fine grit sandpaper to it to remove the drips, and ended up with the very popular distressed look.So, I rubbed stain all over the piece, then wiped it all off.
Which gave me a piece of furniture that looked like I got it from my father in law or my grandmother Margaret. ( both chain smokers).
So, I got the paint I used on the fireplace, and brushed it all over the distressed, stained, and spray painted piece.
Using a dry brush technique so there is still stain peeking through, but cleaning up the solid areas. And allowing the distressed areas to have just a little layer of paint to tone them down too.
And my reappholstered chairs. And the side table in the above picture.
Yeah, This looks good to me!
Sorry, Mom, It is mine now!
The sister table is going to wait awhile for it's makeover.
My friend Joyce stopped in today, and we came up with an idea for a bench in the dining room.
Since I really want to get the kitchen underway, I am going to fly with it.
We talked about chair rail, picture boxes, and other molding ideas, but finally decided on a tufted headboard look for the back wall, and a storage bench beneath.
AND she has the bench to GIVE to me for this project. It needs some TLC, but Free is my favorite price.