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Thrifted Farm Table Makeover

I found this 90's honey pine table at my local Goodwill for just $30. I loved the size and the shape, but the orange color? Not so much. And, the top had been beaten to a pulp in an apparent attempt to "distress" it. This before photo shows how the table looked after I had filled some of the more major distressing on the top.
Given the amount of distressing, this table was never going to have a perfectly smooth finish. So, I decided to go with a lightly distressed look for the makeover. Here it is all finished in my kitchen/dining room.
After filling the deep imperfections, I sanded the entire table and gave it a good scrubbing. There was also quite a bit of crud on it. I then primed and painted it with General Finishes antique white milk paint.
After painting, I lightly distressed the areas where it would naturally have become worn over time. I then sealed it with several coats of General Finishes High Performance top coat in flat.
As a finishing touch, I added a new knob to the pretty drawer on the end. For more details and photos, I would love for you to check out my blog.

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  • Debs
    Debs Magnolia, KY
    on Mar 19, 2016

    This is truly beautiful. I am not a fan of painted wood, but this is truly a better choice, it looks great in your beautiful kitchen !

  • Lori
    Lori Canada
    on Mar 19, 2016

    Susan, it's wonderful, your whole kitchen is. I love all the white.

  • Rustic Owl Treasures
    Rustic Owl Treasures Birmingham, AL
    on Mar 19, 2016


  • Diana Ward
    Diana Ward Aurora, MO
    on Mar 20, 2016

    Since I live with two very busy grandboys, I probably wouldn't have to do the distressing myself. ;)

  • Love & Renovations
    Love & Renovations Leander, TX
    on Mar 20, 2016

    It looks fantastic, and your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!

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