Not the sloppy real housewives kind of rehab but the kind where you turn something old and tired into something new and beautiful. Come to think of it that's a lot like an episode of Real Housewives!
My kitchen table has appeared as a prop in hundreds of blog photos but do you think I could find a picture of it pre makeover? No! Here it is during the process. It was a 20 year old standard farm house table with an unfinished pine top and white legs. I like the sturdy plainness of this but I wanted it to match the barn wood of the kitchen wall and the barn red accent color I'm now using in the kitchen.
Dark walnut stain, sanding and dry brushing with red paint (Ace Hardware Paprika) then several coats of satin finish poly urethane did the trick. The distressed look comes from the many years of wear this table has received from my family.
I decided to leave the chairs the original natural pine which helps them blend with the rest of the kitchen.
Red seat cushions finish out the theme.
I LOVE the way my New/Old table looks now. Isn't it amazing what some elbow grease and paint can do to transform a piece of furniture or for that matter a room? This post wraps up my DYI kitchen renovation. I hope you've enjoyed seeing this year long work in progress. Now We're moving on to a face lift for the bedrooms but no major work needs to be done, at least I don't think so. We'll just have to see won't we?
I've put a tab at the top of the blog to group all the kitchen renovation posts in one place for those who might be interested. Thanks for following along.
Until next time,