Amazing Friends, I finally finished the little table and chair set I brought home from my booth to redo! That set has been in my booth for well over a year and I just could not figure out why it hadn’t sold.
Here it is as I found it:
I found the chairs for only $5 for the pair at one thrift store, then a few months later, I found the table to complete the set at another. Lucky, huh?
Here is a peek at their first redo:
You can see the whole first makeover HERE.
I just loved how it turned out but it just sat and sat in my booth. Finally I decided to bring the set home and give it a redo. I started by sanding to smooth away the graphics I had added. Then I went to pick up one of the chairs by the top and realized it was broken! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
No wonder it hadn’t sold!
I had already started to sand the top of the table with my orbital sander, so I continued sanding the top smooth and then painted over it with a navy blue I had on hand. Unfortunately you could still see the impression of the Eiffel Tower though the paint.
I had no choice but to remove all the paint on the top. To do so, I applied my favorite paint stripper, Citristrip (No harsh fumes and can actually be used indoors!), then covered it with Saran Wrap to keep it moist. After letting it sit for about three hours, I used a plastic putty knife to remove the old paint:
Follow the instructions on the label for use and clean-up. I cleaned any remaining residue with mineral spirits when I was finished, but still had a few areas that needed attention. I decided to just sand the whole thing lightly one more time:
Because I took it down to the bare wood, I decided to white-wash the top surface this time. I started by applying this weathered wood product:
Clearly I hadn’t removed all of the old stain because it looked like a hot mess, but after playing with the white-wash finish a bit, I got a pretty nice result:
You can see step-by-step how I got this look in my pedestal kitchen table makeover HERE. It basically involves watered down paint and a rag.
I won’t keep ya’ll in suspense any longer…here is what this set looks like now:
I decided to go more masculine since all of those sets I’ve done have sold right away.
I love how it turned out, and the whale is just so cute!
Then I filled it in with Behr’s Inked in a Satin finish:
I gave it two coats. After removing the stencil, it still looked like it needed something more, so I used my trusty FrogTape to add a couple of stripes:
It’s hard to tell in the photo, but to create a slight gap in between the blue circle and the stripes, I cut the middle part of the “stencil” in two and applied it to the table just below the bottom of the circle and just above the top of the circle. You can see the separation below:
I am thrilled that this set has a new life now! Oh and a fixed chair!
I just gave the chair seats a coat of the blue paint and kept it simple.
The legs of the chairs and table were all originally spray primed and painted and were all still in perfect shape. I sealed the chair seats and table top with two coats of Polycrylic in satin, sanding lightly between coats.
I love the white-washed look for this table!
I am so happy to have this little set done! Here’s hoping this one won’t last long in my booth this time!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing what I did with this trash:
I grabbed these wood scraps before my hubby could chuck them, and I was able to create something super functional with them! 🙂
UPDATE!! See the project I created using this pile of scrap wood HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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