Sunday, 9 June 2013
Revamped Dining Table
has been an expensive move to say the least.
I've tried to be very thrifty with certain bits of furniture and have
trawled second hand websites and charity shops to find pieces for our new home.
I found this dining table and chairs on Gumtree for just $50! What a bargain. I stupidly didn’t take a before picture of the table but you can see the original wood colour in one of the pics below. It’s a really fab solid wood table that had hardly been used and the chairs (love, love love!) are like new.
I knew I wanted a white table so of course set about changing it with the help of my ever patient husband. We found a very reasonable electrical sander at Bunnings (my new fave store) and Brad spent the afternoon sanding it down for me.
I taped the metal detail around the bottom of the table legs. The previous tenant painted the entire house without using any tape and I've spent weeks scraping paint off floors, counters and light fittings. So I've become obsessed with painters tape, it’s so easy to use I just cannot understand why someone wouldn't bother!
For an undercoat I used Taubmans Easy coat prep and then British Paints inColour Interior paint with a low sheen. I used a brush although a roller would give a smoother finish. I did start this project with a shabby look in mind and figured I’d be sanding after painting so didn't bother with the roller. But I love the table without sanding so it’s staying as is. And I’m not sure you can even tell a brush has been used rather than a roller.
It’s a bit of a long winded job because you have to wait hours in between coats of paint but its so worth it!