Tommy Bahama Style Card Table Makeover
A friend who works at a exclusive golf club gave me this Tommy Bahama style tropical table and chair set. They are re-decorating some of the rooms in the clubhouse and were getting rid of this table so he asked me if I wanted it. Um, YES please! This set was used in the Card Room as a game table, but I think it would be a nice dining table too.
Anyway…..here it is…it is in decent shape but was definitely scratched up in many places and the color was a little dated. Read on to see how I changed its look.
Check out the steps below to see how I made over this outdated set.
I was going for a tropical look with this piece and wanted the legs green and the top a dark brown. I used some chocolate brown paint I found in my garage for the top, and purchased some Krylon Chalky Paint in the color Organic Green from Lowe’s. I know this green is so bright but don’t worry I toned it down.
I used Krylon Chalk Finish Antiquing Wax in Dark Vintage to tone down the legs. Using this brush I purchased, I dipped it into the wax and used just a tiny bit at a time.
Table leg before adding the wax.
Table leg after adding the wax
Here is how it looked after applying the wax. For the top, I dry brushed some white first to try to give it a little bit of an antiqued look, then I also applied the wax to the top of the table as well.
I decided to use my Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer to paint the chairs. I brought them all outside and went to work. Using a paint sprayer saves so much time!
To make the chairs match the top of the table I did the following. First, I brushed on some white. Next, I added a bit more brown to tone down the white. Once I was happy with the color, I added the antiquing wax.
I like to use MinWax water based polycrylic to protect the finish rather than polyurethane. I always apply at least 2 coats to the entire piece to protect it from scratches.
Here is the final piece! It is a little different style than I normally do, but I like the way it came out. It’s fun.
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