Kitchen Table Refinishing Progress…

November 9, 2010
Here’s a shot of the kitchen table in progress… its been sanded down and the table top… as of this evening has been stained twice… I’m going to stain it once more tomorrow evening… I think it still needs to be a little darker… once its stained and clear coated I’ll paint the skirting piece cream… distress it a bit… and then wax it… in this shot the skirting and pedestal and feet are so crisp white looking because they’re just primed with Kilz right now… It just got a second coat… all thats left with the pedestal and feet is to be lightly sanded, sprayed cream, distressed and waxed…
You can see the chairs in the background… thats the colour that the table used to be…  its much warmer looking now… I’m going for the beachy cottage chic look here to match the stools I finished the other week… Hopefully I can finish at least two of these chairs this weekend…
…just thought to edit this post and drop in a shot of what the table used to look like…
Just seeing the difference of the before and after pictures myself right now this close together… hmm… I much rather the after!..
Here’s a shot of the Kils and the stain that I’ve used… and below are the stools… I waxed the legs of the stools with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax… this evening I lightly sanded the once clear coated stool seats and then put on a second coat of clear… tomorrow evening after another light sand and a third coat of clear and they should be finished… then they just have to cure for a week and they’ll be ready for everyday use…
Luckily the clear coat has made the stain look a little darker… I love them!..



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  • Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ November 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Lacey ~ This set is going to be fabulous when it’s done! Love the dark top with the cream base! Have a great day!

  • Leigh November 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Looks awesome so far! Where did you find the table?

  • Lacey November 12, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Thanks Lisa! I can’t wait to get it done! Gonna have the table done tomorrow!!. then I’ll start on the chairs!!.

    Leigh – I bought it from a lady in Copperfield!.. she was selling the set on kijiji!.. it has a leaf and four chairs… Originally she paid like 600 for it… I got it for 100!..

  • Sherry November 12, 2010 at 1:29 am

    This looks great! Love what you have done.

  • Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm November 12, 2010 at 1:55 am

    It is beautiful, you did a great job.

  • Debbie~ November 12, 2010 at 2:11 am

    I looove how they’ve turned out so far, you’ll have to show us the finished product!!! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  • Blondie's Journal November 12, 2010 at 2:45 am

    What a great job you are doing! The table is going to be beautiful when you are finished!


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  • tales from an oc cottage November 12, 2010 at 4:08 am

    VERY nice!

    m ^..^

  • fitty's pinky rose cottage November 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    great table.. looks good now.. job well done it seems! thanks for sharing and have a good day!

  • Suesan November 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    That’s looking really good. I can’t wait to see the finished piece.

  • oops! November 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Perfect! They look so good!

  • Vanessa November 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Hi! I’m just visiting from Courtney’s party and had to tell you how much I love what you are doing to your table. That creamy and dark combo is one of my favorites and my kitchen set is very similar. Can’t wait to see it all done! 🙂
    P.S. I’m a new follower!

  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage November 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Lacey,
    I just love the dark stain with the white painted finish! It is going to be so beautiful when you are all done with them~ can’t wait to see the finished pieces. Thank you for sharing at my party this weekend! 🙂

  • Brenda Kula November 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    What a beautiful table! I love the wood. And you’ve done a splendid job!

  • Robin November 13, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Looking good!

    I love the dark stained top with the lighter legs.

  • Vivian November 13, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Oh, you’re table looks great. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • C'est Magnifique November 13, 2010 at 2:56 am

    It’s looking so beautiful! I have a desk I finished much like your table… dark stained top and cream distressed base, I love that look!


  • Donna November 13, 2010 at 3:52 am

    What a great redo! Looks like an entirely new set!!

  • Anonymous November 15, 2010 at 1:12 am

    What color is the stain? I can’t read the label.

  • Lacey November 16, 2010 at 3:31 am

    The colour is Dark Walnut #269!.. It came out darker with one coat on the stools than it did with three coats on the kitchen table top… different woods absorb the stain differently I’m thinking…