Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kitchen Table Redo!

Hi Guys! It’s Kristin D. here from Navy Bean Lane.
Lately I have been getting quite a few requests to do pieces similar to this one … with a creamy white base and a stained top. I love the look, feel like it’s pretty classic and thought I would share one of my first kitchen table redo’s with you!

The before shot shows you that even though the table was dated and worn, it had good bones, which in my book is a must when starting any redo.


It never ceases to amaze me at what a coat of paint and a little lot of elbow grease can do for a piece of furniture!

My customer only wanted minimal distressing/antiquing … but just think how amazing all of those little details would look with a deep brown glaze settled into all those nooks and crannies!

And can I just say that I am in love with the stained seats on the chairs?? Swoon!

The process went a little something like this:
Clean and sand surfaces
Take Chairs apart (the hubby did this part and it was no easy task!)
Prime and Paint (Cottage White by Behr but color matched by Valspar)
Stain table top and chair seats (Kona by Rustoleum)
A little light distressing
Polyurethane in semi gloss by Varathane
And here’s one more before and after just for fun!
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I hope you enjoyed a look at one of my first “big” projects and would love for you to come on over to my blog and check out a few more!


  1. Oh my goodness...I have that exact same table, and the wear and tear is pretty much the same. I've been wanting to re-do it for a long time, but I am SOOOOO scared!

    Now I know you said it was a LOT of elbow greese - what do you do about the cracks/crevices (designs) do you sand in those areas? Did you use a belt sander or do it be hand?

    If you would have distressed it more with the glaze, do you put that on before the white paint - I'm a newbie totally...can you tell?!

    Lastly, did you spray paint or brush paint.

    If the above questions don't make you reveal any secrets, I'd love to know the answers! :)

    ~Amy in WI

  2. I was going to ask the same questions: Did you have to sand cause it just says cleaned. Is it more of a chalk paint that you are waxing the details (if you had) or a rustoleum glaze?

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