Dining Room Table Makeover
I used General Finishes gel stain for my table top, which is the most amazing product. There is no prep except cleaning the surface thoroughly. I love that with a light coat you still see the wood finish yet get solid coverage. It is super durable and I have used it other places in my home such as my bathroom vanity base. Luckily for you Columbus peeps, there is a General Finishes supplier off of Bethel Road!
For my table base and chairs I used Americana Decor chalk paint. While I do not particularly love this product, it isn't terrible to work with. I had to put on more coats than I desired and it did not cover deep wood stains very well. It took about 3-4 coats and there still isn't solid coverage (I'm okay with a more rustic, imperfect look). I purchased this from Home Depot, but Walmart and Joanns also carry it.
My table and chairs are finally finished and here is the big reveal! I could not be more happy with how they turned out. It has been quite the process and wouldn't have taken me so long if I weren't so busy with homework (5 months till my bachelor degree is complete, woohoo!).
Let's get started on supples:
This table finally looks like it belongs in my home!
7/15/2015 03:08:35 pm
Impressive! I love seeing all of your projects.
7/15/2015 03:10:22 pm
Thanks Andrea! I have so many to do! My mind doesn't stop.
11/23/2015 12:13:36 pm
Totally stalked your page to get to this post! I'm going to do this on my dining room table. Did you use a primer for the white chalk paint? If not, do you think it would help? Thanks!
11/23/2015 12:19:29 pm
I did not use a primer, however I wish I had! I have noticed some areas have had staining bleed through the chalk paint which would have been prevented if I had used a primer. Good luck!!
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