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.
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.
It was VERY scratched up – everywhere from the table top to the legs of the table.
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.
Once it was sanding, I added Minwax’s Special Walnut Stain. Once that dried, I added a clear wax to seal the top.
For the base, I used Annie Sloan’s French Linen along with her clear wax.
I sanded some of the edges and various places to add just a little more character.
And that was it! It was a fairly quick project (thanks to the help of Jerry), and now I am ready to host Thanksgiving!
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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