I gave my kitchen table a makeover!
We’ve had the Pier 1 Carmichael Dining Table for close to five years.
After daily use from three kids and a move, it was beginning to look bad. The top is a veneer, and it’s starting to wear through in spots.
And there was a film over the entire top, so it never looked clean.
It was driving me crazy, so I started dreaming about replacing it. Like most of us, I started dreaming of a farmhouse table. I began looking at farmhouse tables on Pottery Barn, since many of my dreams begin there…
The price point was beyond what I was willing to spend. I could have looked for less expensive farmhouse options, but I started thinking that the only thing separating me from a pretty farmhouse table were table legs and paint. Why didn’t I just give my table a makeover? After searching online, I discovered tablelegs.com
I contacted them, and they worked with me to find the best solution.
I ended up ordering four 27″ French Farm Dining Legs in Soft Maple.
They had me measure the notches in my current legs, and they notched out my new farmhouse legs to make installation super easy.
To install my new legs with my existing braces, I placed the table upside down on the floor. Next, we removed the existing legs. (My old legs were bolted on, and I just removed the bolts.)
I could have used the old bolts, but we ran into some issues with reusing them. So, we used new bolts.
Once the old bolts and table legs were removed, I added the new table legs and marked where the new bolts should go.
Next, we pre-drilled a hole for the bolts. (We used a 1/4″ drill bit and our lag bolts were 5/16 – 9×3.) By drilling a bit smaller in diameter, the threads have something to bit into and hold.
Once the holes were pre-drilled, the legs were put back on the table and the bolts were drilled in.
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I also gave the table a paint makeover with Amy Howard at Home’s One Step Paint in Bauhaus Buff and Atelier.
To see more about a step-by-step tutorial for One Step Paint, click HERE. Instead of using wax, I used Amy Howard’s sealer (in matte). This sealer is great for tables, cabinets, and floors, and it’s so easy to clean. Now my table has an entirely new look thanks to new legs and a coat of paint!
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