Monday, November 24, 2008

{DIY Kitchen Table Redo, Part 1}

Today, I'm in an absolutely horrible mood;
however, I am so excited to have started this project!
* It's been on our collective to do list since 2005.
* This is my 1st attempted to refinish a piece of furniture.
* D's mom handed this table down to us, and I really like it.
* It's been sitting in a room with cream paint & cream tiles,
covered in a cream table cloth for the last two years.
It's begging for some COLOR!

So, here it is in it's covered, cream glory.

David started redoing it almost 3 1/2 years ago...

So, I took it out of the kitchen...

and moved it into the garage.

The amazing Richard from Home Depot told me what
I needed to make this happen. This Citrus Stripping
Gel wored like a charm.

There was something extremely
rewarding about this process.
Instant gratification!!

Once the paint was all stripped, I scrubbed
it down and made it nice and clean with

Then I got down to the business of doing the
same thing to the table legs.

Now, it's time to give it a whole new look.
I picked up new chairs today and plan to love on the table
throughout the long weekend. Hopefully I'll have an update
of the finished product posted in the next week or so.
Stay tuned!


Sue Thomas said...

Wow!!!!! That stuff is fabulous!!! Can't wait to see the finished table!!!

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

okay crafty mccrafterson! That looks awesome!

Good job!

Call me when you wake up.


Trisha said...

I'm so jealous! I so don't have a clue on how to do any of that! Have fun and I hope you wake up in a better mood! I was in a bad mood myself today....maybe it was in the air!

cheryl said...

big hugs from me!!! hope your day is better tomorrow!
and your table is looking amazing. you are way more ambitious than me. i just do the easy stuff. ;)

Trujen said...

Like I said the other day, when you're done with the table, come on over. I have a couch begging to be refurnished.
This just might lead you into a whole new world of crafts.
Fun stuff!

Kristi said...

You are so resourceful and creative, not to mention motivated!!! Your new table is going to be awesome, can't wait to see the final product!