Farmhouse DIY: How to Paint an Old Kitchen Table
How do you know when it’s time to makeover a piece of furniture or time to pitch it out onto the curb for garbage pickup?
Our kitchen table had seen better days. I bought it for $150 (including six chairs) at a yard sale many, many years ago.
Tired and worn, having seen five children through homeschooling, games, dinners, puzzles and conversations, we debated what to do with it. Try to sell it and get a few
Watermarks, scratches, pencil art. This table had been well loved.
Dismantle table and haul outside.
The first step was to use a grinder to remove as much of the finish as possible without damaging the wood. This tool has a 60-grit pad on it; that’s basically gravel glued to a circular disk! It makes quick work of anything, but you do have to be careful not to go too deep.
And this is the stripped table, top to bottom! It was attractive…in an unfinished, unattractive pine sort of way. This would end the outside work, since we decided to re-finish inside.
You can read all the different tips my husband gives in the actual blog post. A wealth of information on painting and sealing your kitchen table.
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