I love my kitchen table.
If you asked me a month ago if I loved my table my response would be terribly different.
It would go like this:
Not at all
I need a new one
Just don’t look at the chairs
I bought this table 5 years ago when we had our second son. I decided it was high time we had a kitchen table but we didn’t have too much in the bank so it had to be cheap.
It was 50 bucks.
Dirty and Damaged.
When you are saving every dime and need to make money stretch, 50 dollars for a kitchen table is perfect.
Recently, I had been craving a new kitchen table set. This one was looking ratty and the dog chew marks (from the previous owner) were becoming a major eye sore.
Instead of plopping down $800+ for a new table and chairs I decided to paint it.
I sanded it with a Medium grade sandpaper (150) and took all the finish off. I also attempted to sand down the chew marks.
Next I added a coat of gray primer.
VERY IMPORTANT TIP:
The primer suggests doing it in an area away from direct sunlight and wind. Follow these instructions! On the first chair I ignored them and the primer dried extremely fast and was clumpy because I added too much. Rookie mistake.
You live and you learn. Here is a picture of the mistake chair..
I was too lazy to sand it all the way back down and make it smooth.
It’s hidden on the opposite side of the table.
I moved the other chairs into the kitchen to be painted…
The entire process took approximately a week.
After multiple layers of Rust-oleum black paint , few layers of a clear sealant and many hours of drying time, it was finished.
I’m in love with it.
This makeover cost $30.00
Sandpaper – Medium Grade and Fine
Rust-oleum wood primer
Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Black Paint
I saved $770.00
Now I really love my “new” kitchen table. It really changes the look of my kitchen.