My husband and I are DIYers. We love to save money doing things ourselves (when our skill set allows). In our new home I was going to need a new kitchen table since our current set up was too big. I began looking all over the place in stores for the "right" thing at the RIGHT price! I was coming up empty. Finally I knew what I needed to do... find one on Craigslist. After much looking I found THIS!
Oh I know what you're thinking... ummm... it's in pretty bad shape. But I just knew we could make something of it! The college guy who was selling it reduced his price to $35 and I jumped on it! My plan was to paint the bottom and restain the top and find some great chairs somewhere that would coordinate.
Here's how it turned out!!
Oh I love it!! I ordered the chairs online after another LONG search for the "right" ones. I have to give major props to my husband because other than me using the sander a few times he did ALL of this redo himself. He's such a good man! He did three passes with the sander using 60 grit, 110 grit & 220 grit paper. I picked out a stain that would as closely match the chair seats as possible (I still should have gone darker).
By the way...these are HIS man hands. Haha.
I think he did 3 coats of stain. (again...should have picked the darker stain).
All that was left was to paint the side apron and the pedestal base. I had the paint color matched to the chairs so that it all coordinated.
Ignore my blank wall... just moved in Saturday. LOADS of decorating to do!
Are there any other DIYers who have turned worn out furniture into your treasure? I'd love to see it! I need some inspiration for a secretary hutch that needs a facelift. Link up!!
Chic on a Shoestring Budget
Miss Mustard Seed
Fingerprints on the Fridge
The Shabby Nest