Refinishing a kitchen table is so easy to do and can create such a big impact in your space. It’s an instant way to create a new look on a budget.
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I have acquired so much furniture from my mom over the years. She’s always loved thrifting, and when a piece no longer suits her, it usually comes to my house.
When my parents downsized a couple years ago, I inherited most of the furniture in the house since she couldn’t take it with her and we didn’t have enough furniture to fill the house anyway.
This table was one of the things I inherited. My mom had always wanted to paint it and refinish it, but just never got the chance. So when we decided to redo the kitchen area I knew I had to refinish the table.
Refinishing Kitchen Table
Originally, I had planned on painting the whole table. But I decided to just paint the legs and sand down the top.
We briefly talked about sanding the whole table, even the legs, but I wasn’t sure I was going to love it. Sanding is a lot of work.
I could have sanded it all and still painted the legs, but I didn’t want to go through all the extra work if I wasn’t going to love it!
The top is this really beautiful light wood. I didn’t stain it or anything. All I did was put a poly on top.
The hardest part was painting the middle banding with the rivets. I had to make sure to paint it so there wasn’t a ton of brush strokes. And then I cleaned the rivets with water, but this took some muscle! So I was careful not to get any on the rivets.
I love the way this table turned out! So wish I would have refinished it sooner! And now my mom wants it back!
- Sponge Brushes
- White Chalk Paint
- Sand down the top of your table
- Paint the table legs
- Put 2-3 coats of polyurathane on the whole table.