Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pedestal table makeover

I have been MIA this week a bit. Sorry about that. I have had horrible allergies and have not wanted to do much. Feeling so much better today. Thanks for asking! I have also been working on my One Month to Win it project. I can't tell you what it is either. Darn! It's part of the rules. Annonymous voting. I am pretty confident you will all LOVE it though. Voting starts next week. I will keep you all informed, of course. Also, be sure to check me out at the DIY Showoff today. My bathroom is being featured. Yay!

Alrighty then! On with the post, shall we? I bought this table for a whole $20 dollars at Goodwill. It was actually a lot more work than I hoped it to be, BUT I have it sold already and she isn't even done drying. Awesomeness!

I know, I know, you are SUPER jealous of its orange oakey fabulousness right here. You're asking, Why would you every want to change a thing about it?! Well sorry to disappoint, but I did.

 I sanded down the top. I find that just sanding off the old finish it a lot easier than stripping it. That's just how I roll. To each their own.
I completely sanded off the top stain and ligthly sanded the bottom. You will lose feeling in your arms and you will have a garage full of saw dust. It's going to happen people. For the sake of change, it's worth it!
 I stained the top my favorite Miniwax Dark Walnut. The bottom is a cream color I found in the Oops paint at Lowes. It was a dollar. Oh yes! This is how professionals dry their furniture, on paper towels. All the cool kids are doing it, so you should too. Just saying...
 A post wouldn't be complete without this little guy posing with my project.
 So I distressed by sanding down the edges and applying a glaze with the dark walnut in it. I then applied some finishing wax in natural and polyed the top. She is done. Yay!



I actually ended up having to restrip the top! So annoying! The stain dried all funky, so I just refinished it.......again.This has never happened to me before and hopefully never happens again. That's why it was more work than I intended, but at least she's going to a good home :)

Michelle
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21 comments:

aimee said...

it looks beautiful i love the table xxx

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Fellow OMTWI crafter stopping by to wish you good luck. I can't wait to see all the inspiring projects that are shared during this competition!

This table looks beautiful! Sorry you had to finish the top two times.

Kimberly said...

Hi Michelle, I am in the OMTWI competition too! I can't wait to see what you have in store :) Good Luck!!
Kim

Erin said...

Spectacular transformation! I so love the look of a dark stained top with light paint everywhere else! WTG!

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness, it's the Buccees beaver! How adorable. I just moved to Lake Jackson (the Buccees hometown) and discovered this amazing gas station. 20lbs of ice for a buck?? Heck yes!

Your table looks fantastic, what a makeover!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This is just gorgeous -- I love it!!! Your little guy is adorable too :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

PS. If you are interested, there is a big giveaway of kids room art going on at my blog. I'd love if you came by to check it out xo

Josie said...

Is that REALLY how the pro's dry their furniture? Darn, now I feel so unequipped! Hahaha, hey, our garages could be twins-mine looks like we just had a sand storm. And yea, sanding is so much better than stripping (in my opinion), although I think sanding makes me use more cuss words in the process, YIKES! This table turned out so beautiful (and worth the arm pain), I know the new owner will LOVE it as much as we all do!

Sally said...

This is my favorite look. You did a great job. Who would have thought that old table could look so chic!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE this table! it is such a classic!

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

Beautiful! It looks great. It seems like I always have to re-do something on my projects, that is what makes it exciting, right? Great job :)

Jen

*Jeana* said...

Great Job!! I use to have a table just like that before I got a new one..I wish i would have kept it and redone it now looking at how great yours turned out..I would love for you to share at my "Anything Goes Link Party"
http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/10/anything-goes-link-party.html

Ginger said...

Hey Michelle,

I'm Ginger {one of the OMTWI crafters}. Thought I'd pop over & say hi & introduce myself. :) I super excited about the competition & nervous, too! Love the table...I had to redo a table twice before...grrr! Yours turned out great! Good luck with the competition!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

Lori @ SortOfCreative.com said...

Your blog is my new favorite. Your projects are very interesting and executed so well! Plus, you are super funny and your family is so adorable!!

craftedniche said...

Too funny! I redid this same exact table this summer. I opted to mix in a touch of ebony stain on the top and painted the base blue and glazed. LOVE IT!

Krysta said...

That is a classic look. I never get tired of it. Whoever is taking it home will love it!

Shelley said...

Looks amazing! I have a pedestal table like this in my kitchen that I'm pretty sure will be getting this same makeover now :D Thanks so much for sharing this!

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

I love how your table turned out! I would love to have you share this at my Restyled Sundays party still going on.

gift ideas said...

I used table just like that before I got a new one. I wish i would have kept it and redone it now looking at how great yours turned out. I am one of the newest follower of your blog.

Amy said...

I have a question, I just bought the exact same table and I want to glaze it as well... I am painting the top dark walnut by minwax and the bottom with honeymilk by valspar (which is latex)... I am confused on the glaze... isn't the glaze oil-based and will effect the latex underneath. thank you so much

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Amy, you are a no reply blogger so I couldn't respond directly. Hope you read this!

Sorry this took so long! I haven't been blogging as much lately. I use a clear glaze and mix in a small amount of the wood stain I used to stain the top. The stain is oil based, but my glaze isn't. I use such a small amount of the stain that it hasnt affected the integrity of anything as of yet. Hope that helps!! Happy painting :) let me know if you have any more questions.

codigo promocional said...

After design table look so beautiful and wonderful.Baby look so beautiful.