Dining Table Makeover

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So, I have this thing for IKEA. I'm not really into modern decor, but they do have some decor that can totally work either way, and I am honestly obsessed with some of their baby toys because they are just plain cute and inexpensive. Anywho, we bought this dining table [and four chairs] when we moved up to NY because we needed something that would work in our small apartment. I had all intentions of doing soooomething to it, but it wound up sitting there for about 5 months, and I just recently got my hands on it! Here's a looksie at the before and after!
table // chairs // centerpiece // can't forget the baby car
I'm going to be honest, this wasn't the most fun project I have ever done. My lovely husband was a huge help in sanding the top of the table and getting the damn thing down the steps and into the garage so I could stain it.

I used Minwax Polyshades for the stain [Bombay Mahogany]. That stuff is so weird. It goes on like a really sticky thick paint. Definitely don't go cheap on a brush for that stuff. I have never worked with anything aside from chalk paint before so that was interesting. But the table survived. Phew!

For the base of the table I used trusty Annie Sloan chalk paint [Old White]. Beyond in LOVE with chalk paint. I used about 3.75 oz to complete the table. And then of course I did a generous coat of Annie Sloan Wax since this bad boy will be getting the beat down from my daughter who loves to rearrange the chairs! Pretty excited that this table has a completely different look now and fits with the style we have going in our home! 

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