For those of you who have read some of my other posts, like so many people, I have been developing a love affair.... with feather finish
My very first project, using this amazing stuff was my dining table makeover, found here: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/kitchen-dining/kitchen-dining-furniture/feather-finish-concrete-dining-table-makeover-28488460
If any of you recall, at the time, we had just purchased our home and had lovely 80's walls- mirrors mirrors everywhere! (Saving that update for another day!)
I am thrilled to report, the walls came tumbling down!!
While tearing down those walls was awesome (dirty, loud and exhausting.... but awesome!) it left me with one issue (one of many... but for the sake of this post, we will only talk about one)
The beautiful dining table- the one I glued closed... (I am embarrassed to even admit this, but I actually used one of the extensions s to make a dog ramp for my little dachshunds!! Lol) was too small!!!! Now that I had no walls and a huge open space, my table looked way out of place. It looked like the table where "the kids" sit while adults sat at the "grown up table" for holiday dinners!
After all that work... (wasn't really that much work , but it sounded good to write! Lol)
1. list the table on Craigslist, letgo, OfferUp, etc. And let the negotiations begin
2. Live with it
3. donate it
4. Figure out how to open it back up, add extensions and start again... only this time, figure out how to "level" everything, since putting extensions in would surely leave uneven spots, gaps, etc.
Well... you guessed it- I chose number 4.
I pulled apart my doggie ramp... (Sadie and Bentley were VERY confused and not happy with me!), I looked for the second extension and could not find it anywhere! My dreams were slightly crushed since it would leave my table significantly smaller, using only one... but still, it would be a bit bigger and since I had made up my mind already, I decided to move forward.
My husband is a pilot and travels frequently- so ususally, each time he goes away for more than a few days, he comes home to something different. (After coming home to a house with huge holes in walls, only half taken down he is no doubt nervous each time he lands! LOL) This time, it was the table.
On to the good stuff!!!
Steps for my makeover, Round Two:
- Crack table open... but how???? I thought this would be easy, since I read about feather finish chipping, cracking, etc. I was wrong. This was actually the most difficult step. Surprising, right? First I climbed under the table, thinking I would wedge a chisel or screw driver from under and figured I could get it to crack open. Using a 🔨 and screwdriver, I hammered and hammered to no avail. It wouldnt budge!