Hi everyone! I bought this oak table and a set of chairs at a garage sale about five years ago for $75.00. It’s served us very well, but I usually cover it with a table cloth because the surface has worn areas, and I’m not too fond of the orange-y tone of the stain. I’ve been wanting to paint it for a while and finally came up with a plan, and the courage to follow through. Today I thought I’d give you a glimpse of my progress.
Here it stands in all of it’s unpainted glory. The oval top and chunky legs aren’t displeasing, but the orange had to go.
I’ve shown you the stencils I ordered recently from Consumer Crafts. Well, in the same order, I also received several small (4 oz) posts of Americana Decor chalk paint ($2.99 each). I decided to use “Carbon” for the table top.
In this picture, you see the table after a second coat of Carbon, followed by one coat of Minwax polyurethane in satin. The legs received one coat of Americana Decor “Lace.” Neither surface–the table top or the legs is looking the way I’d hoped they would. The top is too shiny and the legs are too white. Sigh. It’s going to be one of those trial and error kind of projects.
Since taking these photographs, each surface has received a new coat of paint, but I’ve not decided what to apply for protection. Wax? Matte Polyurethane? Something else?
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