Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Table

I have been fighting with the computer for the last hour, so this post is going to be as is. . .your going to have to figure out the order of the story LOL. Anyway. . .I took on a big project this past week. Our table was in need of re-staining. I put it off until my littlest was old enough to sit on the chair without the booster (which was wearing the stain off on all the chairs-hence the need for re-staining). The same week I told myself that, she refused to sit on the booster. . .the table was ready for a makeover I guess :). . . I used stain striper for the top of the table since it was flat, but in my own opinion, having an electric sander would be much faster. Just for the fact that after you used the stripper you have to wait like a DAY!! I don't have that much patience! Just an opinion. Our table was a counter height table so I actually cut 9 inches off the chairs and 10 inches off the table. I took a little more off the table because I felt like our table had a lot of space between the table and wear you sit. I also painted the top of the table orange, and then lightly stained over top of it. This experience was really challenging, but fun.

Things I learned: Always go the direction of the wood, even when your doing your sealer.

Make sure you have enough paintbrushes, and paint thinner.

Having enough light in the garage makes a big difference

Don't let anyone tell you this is to big of a project, because the savings for a new looking table, and the experience is priceless.

I love how it turned out and the table wipes off so nice, and I bought new bottom gliders for the chairs and they move so nice!! I fill like I have a new table.


Robert and Cassie said...

That looks so awesome! You did an amazing job!

Tricia said...

LOVE it! You girls amaze me...I wouldn't tackle a project like this I don't think...hey I can't even get motivated to paint a chair...Great job!

Christy said...

Wow! I love the new look! That's incredible Kimberly! good job! YOu want to come do mine next?? I am serious. :)

Rachel said...

Good job! It looks sooo good!

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