Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Satisfied Customer...

Hey guys!! Our cousin is getting married next month and he recently asked for my help with a table revamp.  His fiance that we love found this table on Craig's List for $100.



Please excuse my garage... It's a bit shanty! This was a great table. It's solid oak and has great traditional lines... It was just in need of a little updating!  It also came with a leaf.



I opened the table up and set the leaf inside leaving a bit of space on each side.  I used Behr black satin interior paint.  I never pick a color card.  Just tell the paint guy or gal that you want black.  I cleaned the top off just a bit and painted the entire piece.  Here it is drying.



I then used my 3M block sander with 80 grit paper to sand my edges a bit.  I LOVE the results!











My cousin added the topcoat of Polyurethane by himself when he got it home.  I am hoping they will soon share a picture of it in the house but for now these will have to do!  For less than $25 I took this old orange looking table and turned it into something fabulous!  We are constantly getting questions about revamping kitchen tables and I hope this inspires you guys to go for it! It is so worth it!!

And there's my satisfied customer!!



Congratulations Justin and Shannon!!

~Whitney

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50 comments:

blessed by 2 angels said...

OOOh, I love it!!! Makes me sick and sad though, my mother offered to give me a beautiful dining room set. I declined the offer because it just wasn't my style, it was that ugly orange looking wood. It had a long rectangular table and a beautiful hutch with glass doors. My dad had bought it for her about 30 years ago. Why didn't I keep it and paint it like this table??? I am kicking myself now.Who would have thought that black painy could make something look so beautiful!!!

jordan said...

I love how a little paint goes a long way! I have a kitchen table that looks very similair to this table, but it is painted black and has a factory finish on it. I want to paint it white, but do I need to sand down the finish or strip the paint or anything? I'm new at revamping :) Thanks!

The Bird and The Berry said...

The table looks great! I have loved my kitchen table I painted and refinished
. It is all about the products you use for the top-coat to make it durable. Especially with something that will be used a-lot. Love it girls!

Room to Inspire said...

The table looks great. I have the same question as Jordan - did you sand it down at all? Or strip or prime?

I am sure they are super happy with the new table.

Chelsea

Hi I'm Amy, said...

Love the black! Great job!

Tales from the Crib said...

Gracious!! So lovely. I have a table from Target that is similar but definitely not as classic as this one. Well done!!

BTW, you mentioned Lubbock in a previous post - I was born and raised there & a Red Raider too boot (though a full fledged Coloradan now...)!!

Jenny said...

That's awesome!

Life in Rehab said...

Fantastic! There's nothing like saving an old piece from the landfill and turning it into a an eye-catching focal point. You did a marvelous job.

Marie said...

Turned out awesome! We have the same table! We got ours at a yard sale. We ended up painting it a robin's egg blue and distressed it. I love how it turned out!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It turned out gorgeous. It's really a ton of work. I just refinished my table and it was soooooooo much work, but it looks fabulous. I know they will really enjoy your wonderful table redo. Hugs, Marty

Taryn said...

Love it! Two questions. How do you decide if you're going to spray paint a piece or hand paint? And also what does the polyurethane do? Make it shiny? Thanks. I absolutely love your site. You girls come up with the most amazing things.

Danielle said...

This is exactly the post I needed. I have a similar table that I want to do the same to. Thank you for your help and inspiration. I adore your ideas.

Esther@fleurcottage said...

we're married 41 yrs...when i think of all the money i could have saved by revamping, painting, the freebies...! :) pretty, pretty!

becolorful said...

Whitney,
What a great find to begin with but you took it up like five notches. I would LOVE a table like this. I have also always wondered about the sanding thing. Thanks for sharing.
Pam

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

A great transformation, I'm re-doing ours in a couple months too.

Tiffany said...

LOVE it! I scored a LOOOONG table with 6 chairs for $60 at a garage sale last weekend...totally scared but want to paint it!!!

Amanda Weezie said...

I am so glad to see this post. I have the exact same table and planning on doing it black. Love it!

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This turned out great! I love painted furniture!

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The Foster Clan said...

I have a question too! I have a black table that has been handed down to me. It was brown at one point I am sure... it was painted white and then black. The black is chipping off everywhere. I want to redo this table bad.
Would you recommend sanding it down? If so is there an easier why to sand an entire table?

pendy said...

I have an old kitchen table that I'm going to shanty into a coffee table...did you prime?

Jenni said...

I SO needed this post! We just bought an oak entertainment wall unit that I am planning on painting black and my dh & I were just discussing paint options (satin vs. glossy) hand, roller, or spraying with our paint sprayer etc. and whether or not to "age" it. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Kris said...

Table looks fantabulous! I have one very similar that I am dying to do that too. It belonged to my dad's mother, and it was in their family forever. He and my mom had and cut it down for a coffee table. Now I have it. Great solid oak. Nice job!

Kolein said...

Ah! Gorgeous! I cannot wait to paint mine!!!! I have pretty much the same table!!!!

All Thingz Related said...

Major improvement! Looks SUPER GREAT!
~Bridgette

Blondie's Journal said...

I am impressed! It's gorgeous!

xoxo
Jane

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love how the black turned out. It looks great! I know they were thrilled with it. Love & blessings from NC!

Wendy said...

What fun :) Love it in black!!
Wendy

Victoria said...

I have a table sitting in my garage (literally). Please do share tips on painting such a large surface, and keeping durable:)

Infarrantly Creative said...

Perfect! I love the pedestal table. What a score. I think it is funny that you painted it and made it gorgeous and here the guy is hauling it off in the truck. Love it.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

i love love love this (was that too much love?) I am so inspired

DeeDee said...

OH La La! nicely done...and I know they are very happy with such lovely results...distressed black is my favorite color.

Cindy said...

Amazingly beautiful!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I love it! I never think of doing stuff like this! I hated the old rocking chair my MIL gave me for the nursery because of the color of the old wood, but you've inspired me to do something with it....add paint!

Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art said...

It looks great and has just the right amount of distress!

Not too shabby said...

It's beautiful. Would you pls. share with me the paint brand that you find works best. And do you seal your projects. I just bought 6 beauties today at the thrift store (which I too blogged about today) and I'm getting ready to do some extreme makeovers. I haven't been pleased with my last couple of paints that I've used. Thanks so much!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh it turned out so pretty, they are going to love it!! Something about black paint that makes everything look better :) Oh and white paint too :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh it turned out so pretty, they are going to love it!! Something about black paint that makes everything look better :) Oh and white paint too :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh it turned out so pretty, they are going to love it!! Something about black paint that makes everything look better :) Oh and white paint too :)

Alison F. Collier said...

my dear sweet husband turns into the "big bad wolf" when I mention/discuss (well, try to discuss) painting anything that is solid wood. he is a retired carpenter. loves, loves, loves wood. for the life of himself he cannot understanding anyone wanting to paint a solid piece of wood. his answer to this, if you don't like the oak piece, then sell it and buy an unfished pine piece and paint away....i'm afraid there's no changing him. I LOVE what you did with the "solid oak" table. but, i don't plan on sharing your beautiful finished product with my hubby.

christine grove said...

BEAUTIFUL! Plan to redo my kitchen table one of these days.

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MeenyMoe said...

What a sweet post this was! The table turned out fabulous, as always when you are involved and I especially love the adorable picture at the end of his reflection in the mirror. Indeed, he does look satisfied!!

-Karen

Amanda said...

Fabulous! I've always admired those black distressed pieces so I may have to try this!

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Melinda said...

Wow!! Great job!
I am your newest follower and absolutely love your blog!!

becolorful said...

Love your blog and I am passing along the Sunshine Award to you.
Pamela @ Becolorful

The Buchingers said...

This is a great table...you did a fantastic job on it! I love reading your blog and all your creative ideas are so inspiring! I am awarding you with the Preppy Mafia award!

jcrew said...

Love your blog...my questions are the same as above..did you sand the enire top, what brand of polyurethane did you use?

{The Classy Woman} said...

I'm getting ready to do my own round kicthen table soon and I was also wanting to paint it black, the chairs will be cream with black numbers on the backs of the chairs. This will be my first time painting a table. I hope it turns out as good as yours!

Jennifer said...

I am wondering the exact same thing as all the other commentors, did you sand the table, strip it, or did you just paint it? Could you please let us know. I have a table almost exactly like this one and would love to redo it by painting it an antique white or cream. By the way, I love your blog.

 
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