Then it changed to this when we began our kitchen reno and we decided that it was too big for the room.
I have written a post about the refinishing here. We sold this table and decided to buy a smaller round table to open up the room a bit. I bought this round table for $20. It’s not actually wood. The base is metal and top is something like MDF made to look like wood. I stripped the top as best I could-MDF doesn’t really strip well and I stained it with an ebony stain. You can still see highlights of the old golden oak colour mixed in with the black/brown. I painted the base in AS Provence.
It looks very pretty and the colour combination works well. We painted the accent wall in the kitchen a deep turquoise to go with it and I bought some cane back chairs which I painted white. The coverings which are a lovely leaf print are a perfect match.
The problem was that we didn’t really like the round table. I guess all those years of having a larger table had conditioned us to a bigger surface. It’s all a little too pretty as well. So, onto table #3.
This one was a bit of a mess when I bought it. The previous owner had refinished it in a shiny pine colour but he had taken a layer of veneer off the top before he did that. Consequently, it has holes, gouges and dents. It used to have a stretcher bar across the bottom but for some reason that was removed as well. My husband thought I was nuts but I liked the size and the older look. I filled in a lot of holes but really couldn’t make the surface perfect and that’s ok with me. And I went for a completely different colour. I had half a can of AS Chateau Grey on hand. If you are familiar with this, it’s not really grey at all but almost olive green with a grey undertone. It’s not a colour that I am attracted to but it really works well in the room ( there is some green in the back splash) and co-ordinates well the turquoise. I put a white wash on it for a couple of reasons. It softens the colour, it ties in with the chairs and it highlights the imperfections rather than disguises them. I am very happy with the result. If you have ever painted over a shiny surface like verathane or varnish, you will notice that once it is waxed, the shine will come through. It’s much shinier than a regular surface.
One more thing( if you are still reading this) I bought 2 table and chair sets and one single table in order to get a table and 4 chairs for our kitchen. I sold the round one, sold a set of press back chairs and I still have a refinished table with 2 cane back chairs to sell. Once they are gone, I will have paid for all my purchases and made a profit. Not the easiest way to acquire a table but I actually enjoyed it. Of course, in retrospect, I could have kept the original table. Here’s the final set to be sold ( minus the press back chairs).
Read more at http://diyshowoff.com/2013/11/10/that-diy-party-42/#YIDv3WxlKxfwIGZd.99
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