Welcome to my blog! I'm glad you are back for a visit and welcome if you are visiting for the first time. Today I'm sharing our refinished dining table that I did with a 'farm style' finish in mind.
I bought this table from a friend many years ago now and had been storing it with the intention of refinishing it. We had not yet purchased our home yet and were not sure if the home we bought would have room for this style of table. It's the large square table, but not the bistro height they make many of them like today. It's the standard height dining table.
Here is the before of picture of what I was working with.
I knew I wanted the white legs and the stained dark top but...... I really hate to sand. So, I started with these products knowing they would help eliminate SOME of the sanding! Here are a few links for you to research the product a little further or even purchase the item and have it shipped directly to you from Amazon. With three kids at home, I have fallen in love with Amazon Prime. It ships in 2 days directly to my home with no shipping charges for many products! That's a win win around here!
Dark Walnut Varathane
Polyurethane - Satin Finish
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Pure White
But to get the stained top, I was going to have to sand it as much as I don't care for it. It doesn't bother me as much when it's a flat top surface like on a table top. And I recruited my amazing husband to assist with the sanding.
I have some rattan chairs I have added as the head chairs to the table to give it some additional interest and texture. I really love the style of this table now that it's all done. And there is plenty of room for our family of five, plus a couple extras if we add more chairs!
Let me know your thoughts too and please feel free to ask any questions! DIY is always providing new products and ways of doing things so I love to hear all about what you have learned too! Maybe I can try your techniques on my next project.