Painting a Farmhouse Table

Hellooo Sweet Friends!! I am so glad to be back here and posting something very exciting for you all to see! It feels like ages ago since I have posted anything and it's not because I have been lazy.. but just extremely busy. With a 1 yr old and a 2yr old (Irish twins) we rarely have a dull moment.

Since both babies are napping right now I thought it would be the perfect time to jump on here and share some pictures of how my dining room table turned out. Let me start by saying I have let fear hold me back on this project for a while now. I just didn't know how it was going to turn out and if I would use the right paint, and on and on and on.. Until finally, I realized this table is UGLY and has GOT to get painted ASAP otherwise it might just end up on the side of the road..

I knew my table had "good bones" and a lot of great potential so it was hard to let it go! 




Finally, I decided that the worst thing that could happen is that, it doesn't turn out and I would have to get a brand new table instead! Ha! Okay, okay.. I could handle that.

Here's a before picture of the table. Can you see the old fabric on the chair on the right… It's so yucky! lol And the gray and white striped is what I wanted to recover the chairs with.

BEFORE

When I ran across the picture below of a Magnolia Homes table I was immediately determined to give it a try and get my own table painted!! This table below just had me at Hello!

This table was my inspiration!

So, I began painting the table base and legs white and removed all the seats so that I could recover them. Here are a couple of the chairs painted black.

MID-PROGRESS

And after 1-2 coats of paint, distressing here and there with good ol' sand paper, and then adding a top coat, here is the FINAL project COMPLETED!!

AFTER


 My Magnolia Homes inspired dining room table.



You can see in some of the close up pictures of how and where I distressed it.. I simply sanded the paint off with the sand paper and then wiped it down before putting the top coat on. One thing to keep in mind when distressing is that you don't want to distress it too much so that it looks fake.. I just wanted a subtle indication of wear and tear and I think I pulled it off perfectly.


I am so happy with how it turned out. I am definitely looking forward to many fun tablescapes for the upcoming holidays! Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to my blog, with your email, over on the right hand side!

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Making a wood sign

Modge Podge Canvas Decor

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As always, thanks for stopping by! 

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