Hello amazing friends! Today I’m back with another piece from my Mother’s Day haul! It’s this sweet drop-leaf kitchen table I shared a sneak peek of on Thursday:
It was pretty wonky when I got it, but tightening up all the nuts on the bolts holding the legs in place took care of that pretty easily.
I started this one by giving it a good cleaning. I like to use Lysol-type wipes, but because those are hard to come by at the moment, warm water with a little dish soap works too, or Dixie Belle makes a tough cleaner you mix with water called White Lightning.
Then I painted over the legs and painted the underside in Dixie Belle’s Fluff:
I shared this photo mostly to show how I tackle a drop leaf table. I like to paint the underside completely first before flipping upright and painting the top, and this is the easiest way to paint the underside. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I ended up going over the Fluff with Savannah Mist. I started this at the same time as the $3 thrift store box I did in Savannah Mist that I shared on Thursday, and I knew after finishing that box that I wanted to use the same color on this table top also.
After painting both the underside of the top and the top, I sanded all over with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old foam sanding block:
I used my shop vac to remove all the sanding dust. (Don’t forget your dust mask while you sand!)
Then, I pulled these two cuties out of my stash:
I have a set of four of these chairs that went to a kitchen table. The set originally belonged to my Mom, and she gave them to me about 20 years ago or so. I eventually put them out at one of my yard sales and one of my besties bought the set from me for extra seating at the holidays. You may remember her lowboy that she gave me that I redid HERE this spring. When she dropped that piece off with another piece I was redoing for her, she asked if I wanted these chairs back also and of course, I said yes! I knew I would eventually match them to something!
Well today is the day!
It is a great size and perfect for small furniture items like chairs! It is super easy to set up also. It just pops right up.
They did not need primed, but this was just a great way to get a first coat on. Chairs are not the most fun to paint. This way, I only needed to brush on one coat of Fluff:
I could have used my sprayer, but this went pretty quickly!
All I had left to do was cover the chair inserts. I removed the top layer of fabric because it had a texture to it that would show through the final fabric. I chose to recover the seat pads in one of my favorites, blue and white ticking.
I attached it using my cheapie staple gun:
Check out this cute set now!
It’s hard to see the blue top from far away, but here’s a closer look…
I love it combined with the ticking in the chairs:
How about a different view?
This is perfect if you just have a small space. It could even function as a makeshift desk or as a table for one.
I love this blue so much. Savannah Mist is a lovely gray blue color…
If you look closely, you can see imperfections in the wood beneath the paint. There are a few scratches in the wood that I chose not to sand this time.
We’ll just call that character.
I painted the top white first also. I like seeing the white peeking through…
These chairs turned out so cute…
The style and petite size were perfect for this table!
These small ironstone saucers are one of my favorite thrift store finds. I only paid 15¢ a piece for them on clearance:
So many of my favorite elements in one…a total seaside cottage makeover!
Wasn’t that a fun one? And I was able to use up two of those chairs that have just been sitting in our garage! Win!!
And another one crossed off the list!
Visit the other two I’ve already completed at the links below. They’re good ones! 🙂
I am still working on Thursday’s makeover. It’s a total beast!
My Furniture Fixer Upper friends will be joining me too, so be sure to stop back by for a visit!
UPDATE: This was a GOOD ONE, ya’ll! See how it turned out HERE now!!
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