Chalk Painted Dining Room Table

I am hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year, so I decided it was time to complete the dining room project I began almost a year ago.  

If you want to see more about the (spray painted) chairs and where I found my entire dining room set, you can click HERE or to see the dining room reveal from earlier this year, you can click HERE.

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Now, before I hear comments about how beautiful this piece is and why in the world would I paint it, I have to show you pictures of the condition it was in.  The photo above is WAY too nice.  It just didn’t look that good. 

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It was VERY scratched up – everywhere from the table top to the legs of the table. 

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Besides being really scratched, I wasn’t in love with the table top.  Is was REALLY glossy, and I wanted more of matte look.  I had my dad in town for the weekend, so I put him to work sanding the table top. 


 He sanded the table along with the three leaves that fit inside. 

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 Once it was sanding, I added Minwax’s Special Walnut Stain.  Once that dried, I added a clear wax to seal the top. 

Dining Room Table

 For the base, I used Annie Sloan’s French Linen along with her clear wax.  

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I sanded some of the edges and various places to add just a little more character.   

Dining Room Table 2

And that was it!  It was a fairly quick project (thanks to the help of Jerry), and now I am ready to host Thanksgiving!

Dining Room Table Update

 And to show you how far the dining room has come since last Christmas, check out this photo:


sincerely, sara d.

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