We've had our kitchen table about 9 months. I bought it on Craigslist because I loved the size. It's a square shape with some interesting curves, that fits our family perfectly. Plus I can add the leaf when we have guests. While I really love the table, I definitely didn't love the original color which was yellowy stain and legs. I have always planned on painting it. Well, I finally did!
I debated for months what color I wanted to paint it and finally decided on white legs with a worn grey top.
This is the before. So yellow. It looked terrible with our dark wood floors. But the shape is beautiful and I could see it's potential!
I posted this photo update on instagram. (do you follow me @shescraftycrafty)
Here are the products I used and the steps I took to give my table a makeover. There are amazon links to the products below.
First of all, I left the table in my dining area and covered my floor with a huge drop cloth. It's darn hot outside and I wasn't about to go out there!!
-I lightly sanded the table with 150 grit sand paper. Then wiped it down really well with a damp rag.
-I used 2 light coats of Zinsser stain blocking primer.
To apply the primer I used an angled brush for the legs and apron and a foam roller for the top of the table. I waited about 2-3 hours in between each coat, even though the can says it can be re-coated in an hour. I let it dry over night after the 2nd coat.
-The next morning I painted the legs and the top with 2 light coats of white Valspar Ultra Paint plus Primer. I lightly sanded in between each coat with 220 grit sandpaper and let it dry for another 2-3 hours.
-Next I painted the top of the table grey. I don't have a picture of the paint I used for the top but it was Glidden brand. I then let that dry over night.
-In the morning, I lightly sanded the entire top and then went a little heavier on the edges for a worn look. I wiped it down really well with a wet rag.
-I wiped Rust-oleum Sunbleached Ultimate wood stain all over the table with a rag. I rubbed it into the legs, the apron and all over the top. It's a really light color of stain but gives the paint some dimension. It also seemed to harden the paint and give it a little protection. I LOVE the way it turned out! I then let that dry over night. (seriously- all of this drying overnight business made this project take forever!!!)
-The next morning I used 2 light coats of Minwax Polycrylic top coat. I very lightly sanded between each coat.
-Then I let the table dry and cure for 2 days.
Painting this table took forever, but it was totally worth it. I love it so much!
I can't wait to have people over to eat and see my pretty table. Anyone want to come over??