I wanted to show you guys the next step in my dining room overhaul. I spent the last few days revamping the dining room furniture. Here is how I did my table…
You guys remember the before??
The top of the table was stained wood but it had a red cast to it that I was a bit “over”. And, I was ready to brighten her legs up too!
I did lightly sand the top of the table. There are a few scratches on it and I thought better safe than sorry!
I used a 120 grit sandpaper to lightly go over the top. I sanded just a bit harder over my scratches.
During this process I also found some lovelies that my sweet kids left for me….
I found this primer back when I was repainting my laundry room cabinets and fell in LOVE. It has never let me down and seems to stick to just about anything. I only used one coat on the top of the table. I decided to not put any on the legs because they were already painted.
Primed and ready…
I applied both my primer and paint using the same roller. I swear by these things, and I promise once you use them you will not go back. They are Whizz Roller Systems.
I get mine at Lowe’s and they come with a small 4″ roller. Love them.
The paint color I went with is a Dutch Boy color called Clam Island. I didn’t love the name of the color but it matched my spray paint perfect I will get to that in my next post! I put on 2 coats of paint to both the table top and legs. I did have to use a brush on the legs.
Now I was ready to distress. I went back and forth over this. I wasn’t sure I wanted it distressed but finally decided to lightly go for it. I figured that with 5 kids running around the table may get scratched a time or two. The distressing will just make it all blend, right??
I used a 120 grit sanding block to lightly sand the edges and the details on the legs.
Finally I put two coats of Polycrylic on the top. I love the durability of this stuff! I use it on all my painted furniture. I like that it is water based so it doesn’t stink too bad and you can work inside. I also like that it doesn’t yellow like polyurethane.
That was it! I was done… With the table. The chairs were a different story, and I will share that later. For now… Here are the results. I still have stuff to add to the walls and a few other things. It’s getting there though!
Thanks for stopping by guys! Let me know if you have any questions!
Here are a few of my other dining room revamp posts!