The table is done! Check it out here.
I spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house. Not only do I cook and clean for my family of six, but the table is the hub of homework, projects and my laptop. I’m thinking I am not alone in feeling like I live in my kitchen. I was given a solid oak table from my aunt nine years ago that although not my personal style it was in great condition and I was always grateful for it:
After years of beating (and three boys) I decided to refinish the table:
I wanted to try to refinish it without sanding too much, so I used Polyshades. I had used this product on other projects like my blessed frame and super cool train table. I was happy with the result but have discovered that the finish should not be used for high traffic, abused areas like our kitchen table. The wood doesn’t drink it in and in the end chips and peels. This is what it currently looks like:
No esta bueno. I just don’t have it in me to drop thousands on a table when I have solid oak right at my fingertips. Project for this week (and on my 2014 list) is giving this never-say-die table a facelift. I found a great tutorial on Centsational Girl and I plan to paint the table. After trying to talk myself out of it for a few days (because I can’t exactly figure out why I chose this color) I can’t shake the urge to paint this beauty YELLOW.
Maybe it’s the winter. Maybe it’s my latest chair project. Maybe it’s a thirties-age-crisis that is emerging. Or maybe it’s because I am swimming in blue and brown. Whatever it is, stay tuned for an old table that is disguised as an early spring.