16 July 2010

Dining Room Reveal

As many of you know I've been working tirelessly on this stubborn table.  Okay maybe that is exaggerating a bit but I'm a woman, it's what I do.  I picked up a beautiful dining room table a few weeks back on my birthday trip garage sailing.  You can see the table before here.  Go check it out along with the many other treasures we piled up on top of the truck, then come right back to see it finished!  I decided the table would sell better with chairs, ha what a concept right?  So I found a set of four on craigs list for only ten dollars.  I also paired it with a buffet I had waiting to be refinished.  All in all the entire set finally came together and turned out beautifully.

This table took me nearly two weeks to complete.  Of course I was working every single moment of every single day!  Even if I had though it would have taken some serious time because this baby had like 50 coats of poly on it.  I sanded it down twice then let Mr Garden have a shot.  We had to sand so much that we nearly sanded the lip of the table top off!

When it came to painting and staining.  Well the primer dried yellow for some reason which looked like a dog lifted it's leg and urinated on the table legs.  But the paint when on smooth. Whew! 
Then the stain wasn't looking cohesive from one side of the table to the other.  One side took really dark and the other not so much! 

In the end everything leveled out and now matches perfectly. 

And for those of you who love a beautifully staged table... This ones for you!  Because I don't have a lot of staging props due to limited storage space.  So this all came out of my kitchen =)


The Design Confidential said...

it looks fabulous! oh so glossy and smooth on top i just love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi sommer! everything here looks amazing! i love it! also wanted to answer you about my duvet cover- it is the organic cotton pintuck from west elm, and it is reasonably priced and super comfy! i am loving it! friends say i am crazy to have white bedding with 2 little kids, but no problems so far! my daughter got washable marker on it and it came right out.

Sommer said...

Cassie nice to see you came by! Thanks bunches for the info! I'm so going to check it out asap! Your great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi sommer! thanks so much for joining my party this week! this set is stunning and totally worth the work you put into it.

Bon said...

Looks so beautiful!
Bon @ Drab to Fab

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

It is beautiful Sommer, all of it.

Anonymous said...

Popped over from Miss Mustard Seed...fantastic job on the table. I like the shiny surface. You can really tell you put a lot of labor into this table. Well done!

Cori said...

What a beautiful table! I just love it!

It looks like it works so wonderfully in that space. So MMS!

Glad I stopped in to see this!


Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oooo...dark tops and white painted bases. They look great and are just my style.

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