Chalk Painted Table

See how I gave life to this worn-out piece as I share my chalk painted table.

I am hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year, so I decided it was time to complete the dining room project I began almost a year ago. If you want to see more about the (spray painted) chairs and where I found my entire dining room set, you can click HERE, or to see the dining room reveal from earlier this year, you can click HERE.

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Now, before I hear comments about how beautiful this piece is and why in the world would I paint it, I have to show you pictures of the condition it was in.  The photo above is WAY too nice.  It just didn’t look that good. Dining Room Table 6

It was VERY scratched up – everywhere from the tabletop to the legs of the table.

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Besides being really scratched, I wasn’t in love with the tabletop.  It was REALLY glossy, and I wanted more of a matte look.  I had my dad in town for the weekend, so I put him to work sanding the tabletop. DSC_0195

He sanded the table along with the three leaves that fit inside.

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Once it was sanding, I added Minwax’s Special Walnut Stain.  Once that dried, I added a clear wax to seal the top.

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For the base, I used Annie Sloan’s French Linen along with her clear wax.

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I sanded some of the edges and various places to add just a little more character.

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And that was it!  It was a fairly quick project (thanks to the help of Jerry), and now I am ready to host Thanksgiving!

Dining Room Table Update

And to show you how far the dining room has come since last Christmas, check out this photo:


Go create something and let me know if you try a chalk painted table!

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