Kitchen Table

Hi peeps!!  I am super excited about this one.  I found an old oak table (with a leaf) at a re-sale store here in Crown Point for $10!  SCORE (cue the music).

Of course I forgot to take a before photo, so I searched the web to see if i couldn’t find a similar one.  Here is what I came up with…

Oak Table

Not pretty I know.  The chairs were not included in my find, but that’s okay.  I had my hands full with the table and the leaf (which were very heavy).  I noticed that it was solid wood with the exception of the sides.  The finish was starting to peel off and bubble up.  I used my awesome Dewalt Obital Sander with a 60 grit sandpaper and completely sanded.  Normally, I don’t sand, but this baby needed a facelift!

I also purchased some wood appliqués  from Michaels for the sides, painted the bottom white using Anne Sloan Chalk Paint and the top a light grey again from Anne Sloan ( mixed white with some black Anne Sloan paint until I got the light grey color).

Kitchen Table After 1

I like the lighter grey paint and I sanded down the top, but I wasn’t in love.  I turned to my consultant, my daughter, for a second opinion.  She recommended a darker grey.  This time, I ditched Anne Sloan paint (honestly didn’t want to experiment with the more expensive paint).  Thanks for Pinterest and my “consultant” I located a way to make your own chalk paint using latex paint and Plaster of Paris.  I followed the directions and made a darker grey (I had a random sample of dark grey paint from a prior craft project).  pinloveAfter I mixed the paint I put another coat on and instantly noticed a few things.  First, it took a little longer to dry.  I let it completely dry over night.  Second, it was VERY durable!  The little bit of sanding I did on the top took some effort.  Maybe a little too much and will definitely be testing this out on other projects I have coming up.

But, here is my final product on it’s way to it’s new home.  I LOVE how it turned out!

Let me know if you have any questions and please, let me know what you think!!!  Have a great crafting day!

Just Carina

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