Have you ever really wanted to take on a project but you’re kind of afraid so you just read about 5,376 tutorials on Pinterest and try to give yourself a pep talk? And then you finally go for it and you pull it off and you do a little happy dance every time you see said project? That’s exactly how I feel after I painted and stained my kitchen table!
This was graciously given to us by my aunt and uncle, they had an extra table in storage they weren’t using and we didn’t have a one. However, I wasn’t super crazy about the color of the wood but we were just glad to have a place to eat other than the couch (not that we don’t sometimes still eat on it).
Once we finally painted our kitchen I wanted to change the color of the table even more. I figured with all the curves in the legs and chairs, sanding it down and re-staining the whole thing was a little advanced for my resume.
After scrolling Pinterest I finally decided what I wanted to do.
The stain is Minwax Walnut and the paint color is Grayish by Sherwin Williams. I turned the paint into chalk paint (I telling y’all I’m out of control with the chalk paint lately) I almost got the whole thing done with one sample size but I had one coat left on ONE chair when I ran out of paint!
As you can tell my sanding job wasn’t as great as I thought it was (ha!) but my husband and I actually really love the way it looks! It gives it a weathered and rustic look! To finish I put two coats of Polycrylic on to seal it! Other than it being a lot of surface area to cover it was a really easy project! Turns out I was nervous for no reason!
(diy faux chalkboard tutorial here)
If you’re not loving your kitchen table and wish you could diy it too but are feeling a little scared you can do what I did and practice sanding and staining scrap wood or painting an end table. Start out small and boost your confidence, it worked for me! After I finished painting that first piece of furniture and it didn’t look a total mess I was hooked! And to quote the Nester “Don’t be afraid to ruin something you already hate.”
This is probably my largest project to date other than painting my kitchen cabinets (that was during my blogging hiatus) and I’m so excited to finally share it with y’all!
Until next time,
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