Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Kitchen Table

Sometime in August, I went "junking" at the shore with my mom and mother-in-law. I wanted to check out a new place MBM and I had passed on a new route to the shore. It had LOTS of junk outside, those are my favorite kind of places! I was looking for something/anything for our new screened in porch, instead I found a kitchen "set", we were planning on a new table and chairs in the fall. I was really only interested in the table, but, it was being sold all together...a seven foot table with 2 leaves, 2 chairs , 2 benches, and a hutch...all for $350!!!!!


For a solid pine for a six piece dining set...I would have paid double that amount for just the table!!! Of course, when you pick things up at junk shops they usually require a little TLC.

(one of the benches....before)

(after stripping and scrapping)

(table with stripper on it...forgot to take a before picture(

(halfway stained)

Stripping, scrapping, sanding, staining, polyurethane, sanding polyurethane, and one more coat of polyurethane this is the result!

I am so happy with the result...kind of looks like this table...don't you think? I have the ladder back chairs from our old set for the ends of the table. They are going to be stripped, stained and the seats are going to get new rushed seats. Although I would love to find upholstered wing back chairs for the ends...someday!

I have done a lot of furniture refinishing, this has been my best piece to date! I forgot how much I love could just be all the chemicals getting to my head. The hutch is still in the garage, untouched. I don't have a place for it in this house. I think it will be heading to the beach house in a few years, when we rebuild! And the chairs...headed to the curb...ugly!!!!!

Just FYI...the products I used...for stripping, the stain in English Chestnut, the polyurethane!


The 5 Bickies said...

You did a great job! Very similar to Pottery Barn and you will enjoy it more given all your hard work. Enjoy!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

I wish I had your talents. Speaking of talent, do you mind my asking how you did your header? I would love to do the same with a picture in the background, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks!

P in VT said...

Wow! I love it! Absolutely beautiful.

tulipmom said...

OMG .... that is gorgeous! You are so talented! Personally I like your table better than the Pottery Barn one!

sas said...

That looks awesome!!! My mom and I always look forward to going to the large flea market 4 times and year and finding goodies to redo. We are actually planning on going to garage sales this weekend. You never know what you can find!

Kerry said...

I am so impressed!!!

MMM said...

Wow! Very impressive and I know you are enjoying your hard work. Thanks for sharing. Can you come decorate my apartment now?