Anna M
Anna M
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  • Cottonwood, CA

Breakfast Nook Table Makeover


Check out how I transformed this outdated table into the beautiful table you see now! It's now the focal point in our breakfast nook and is used daily by our family!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
When I bought this awesome table, my husband hated the color and all the scratches, but it fit perfectly in our space! I knew it could be something beautiful with a little elbow grease!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
First, I used a belt sander to strip off the layers of lacquer. You can see those scratches I mentioned, but I sanded those right off!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
Look at how gorgeous that wood grain is! It's amazing how different the table looked once that orange color was removed!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
Next, I scuffed up the legs slightly to prepare them for the paint. This is where that elbow grease comes in!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
Next, I stained the tabletop because I was so excited to see how a different stain would change the look of this table. I was not disappointed!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
For the rest of the steps, detailed instructions, and for information on stain and paint colors, head on over to the blog!
breakfast nook table makeover, kitchen design, painted furniture
I love how this table turned out, and my husband loves it, too! What do you think of the new look?
Anna M

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  • Lori
    on Nov 25, 2015

    fantastic, you should be very proud of yourself. I question if I could do that. Can you sand by hand also?

    • Anna M
      on Nov 29, 2015

      @Lori You could, but it may take a lot of elbow grease depending on how many coats are on your table. :)

  • Thomas Olson
    on Jul 29, 2018

    Please include sand paper grit size> What technique and how many coats of polyurethane. Do you use steel wool between coats?


    Tom

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