Time For A Table Makeover

Holly Grace
by Holly Grace
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I am so excited to share this table makeover with you! There's nothing I like better than a good furniture enhancement. Taking the old and worn out and making it new again is really my cup of tea! I hope you enjoy this makeover and if you have any questions of comments, please do not hesitate to ask below! :)
This makeover has quite the little backstory.

So as you know, if you keep up with my blog, we recently bought our first home. In our rental, we had this little breakfast area where our pub height table fit perfectly.
I have wanted to makeover this table for awhile now, but didn’t want to until we bought a house and even knew if we were going to keep it.

When we bought our home, I was elated to find out that there was indeed a spot to put our pub height table! In preparation and anxiously waiting to move, I started making over the chairs.

I wanted a fresh new look for these old worn out chairs, so I painted them with Lazy Linen from Country Chic Paint.

I dismantled the seats so that I could get to all angles of the chair.
I know you have heard me talk about this stuff before, but I am going to show you again because I just love it so much!

I went over the edges of the chairs with Grey Wax — also from Country Chic Paint. This stuff is so easy to use! You might remember seeing me use it on my Makeup Vanity Makeover. 
My mother helped me pick out the new fabric for my chairs and at first I was a little hesitant because I normally don’t like yellow, but there’s just something about this fabric that I love.
Take a look at the finished chairs!

Lovely, right?

Now, I didn’t have time to make over the table before we moved and I am so glad that I didn’t!

Lo and behold, we moved in, I moved the table into the space and it was just way too big!

The table is 40″ x 40″ … just a bit to square and bulky for this slender space. So, I thought for a minute, “What are my options, here?”

Well, I thought I could get rid of the table, sell the chairs and start from scratch with a new table and chairs that fit the space.  I could try and find a junky smaller table to makeover, or I could just live with it just being bulky… not a great option.

Then, genius struck. I love this table AND I LOVE MY NEW CHAIRS… all I need is for this table to be 10″ smaller!

And I was determined to make that happen!

With the help of my hubby and father in law, we took 10 inches right out of the middle. These seemed like a bit of a daunting task, but it was actually quite easy!
We found the middle of the table which was the 20″ mark, and then measure 5″ on each side and ran the table through the table saw at the 5″ marks we made.

Perfect! 10″ take right out of the middle!

The table edge was a little higher than the saw blade, but my father in law finished off the cut with a hand saw.
This is our “new” table sans 10″!
Now we just had to put it back together! I bought four mending plates and just screwed them in down the length of the table.

Painted the top of the table with the same Lazy Linen from Country Chic Paint.

I did something a little different here, though. Because I wanted the top to still look like wood, I didn’t do a “full” coat. I left a bit of the wood exposed underneath the paint.

Then I went completely over the paint with the grey wax.
Pretty cool, eh?

Want to see the finished product!?
Let's take a close up look.
I’m still not done putting my whole kitchen look together, but as soon as it is, you’ll all be the first to see!
Let me know what you think about this table makeover by commenting below!

Check out my full blog post for this project. There may be a couple extra tips and tricks there ;)
Suggested materials:
  • Lazy Linen Country Chic Paint
  • Grey Wax from Country Chic Paint
Holly Grace
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  • Millie Millie on May 15, 2017
    I love the color lazy linen and don't want to change the color. What color wax should I use?

  • Karen Lee Troester Karen Lee Troester on May 30, 2017
    You didn't mention if you prepped the chairs or table for the paint? I'm assuming you sanded or no?

  • Emily Alfriend Wilson Emily Alfriend Wilson on Jul 08, 2017
    I'm really new to this. What does the wax do? Does it act as a sort of glaze or a highlight color?

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  • Dottie Davidson Dottie Davidson on Jul 28, 2017
    Love, love the way you refinished this table and chairs. Just beautiful. It looks so pretty with the paint on the walls.

  • Michelle Tan Michelle Tan on Nov 25, 2018

    Actually i think u no need to cut off the table.. u i think u can make a roller under the table to keep extra table under it and u can safe space when u invited more friends gathering in your house having lunch or dinner and least u have more place to sit. I have a table are similar like that but it become long table once i make extra table under it. This will become long side table.