Do you remember my friend Jan? I made a shutter cupboard, shutter shelf, repurposed door shelf, and a headboard bench for her. I also recovered a rocking chair and made a couple of teacup lamps for Jan. She curb shops quite a bit, and is always finding really good stuff.
Jan curbed this table, and decided to pass it on to me, Thank You Jan!
The top had a couple of issues.
I decided to remove the finish, and I find it easiest to sand rather than strip.
I used my Dremel MultiMax to sand the finish off the edges, LOVE it!
After sanding the top, I removed it from the base so it would be easier to paint.
I primered and painted it with my HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer . That sprayer makes projects go so much faster!
I used my new favorite stain, Minwax Jacobean. After a couple of coats of stain, and a few coats of wipe-on poly—I have a nice new table:
Oh, yeah, I glazed it on my marathon glazing day when I did the sewing cabinets (triplets).
The top is still not perfect, but it looks a lot better don’t you think?
I just can’t stop combining the white(ish) and stained top. The first piece I did that on two years ago was my thrifted coffee table.
Curb finds are fun! Have you curbed anything lately?
ps Jamie and Andy arrived yesterday!
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Gorgeous work!!! Love it!
HI, can you tell me what Color pant you used on the body of the tabl. Thank you
It was a generic white of some sort, but then I glazed it, using the same stain. Simply wipe it on, and wipe it off.
Hope this helps!
Dear Gail, I have a table similar to the one you posted here. After I stained the top and let it dry I saw a split in the top from one end to the other. To my dismay I'm afraid the table is ruined. Any suggestions. I am new at this repurposing..
You could try turning it over to see if you put two scrap pieces of wood attached to the bottom of the table top to hold it together. You might be able to clamp it, then screw in the patch pieces, remove the clamp and see if it worked. Pre-drill your holes in the scrap wood and the bottom of the table top to be sure the wood doesn't "split".
I hope that makes sense.
Hi! I did my own project like this and followed your steps exactly but it's been 3 days and the stain is still tacky? Any suggestions?
Stain dry times can be so tricky. Humidity plays a huge part, as does the age of the stain, and how thick you applied it. Plus did you wipe it off after 10-15 minutes?
Full Circle Creations
It looks great! I haven't curbed anything lately, but I have some items waiting to be worked on.
Have a great time with Jamie and Andy!
This turned out really beautiful. Nice work!
Oh I think the white with the stained top is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job with this table., Merry ChristmaS!!
I love it too! How did you fix what looks like delaminated places on the top?
I love the two toned look. Your little table looks great!
Have a Merry Christmas!
I Play Outside The Box
Makes my mouth water!!! Girl...you need to open a 'Bed and Lesson Inn'. You'd have someone every weekend...just soaking up your talent!
Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
Oh thats so pretty,, I love that combination too. I think the top looks great.
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate
Wow! What an amazing transformation, Gail. I Love it! I have so many pieces of furniture to refinish, I'm liking the look that your doing with the stained top and whitish bottom. i'm thinking of going for this look on a couple of my pieces. thanks for sharing and all your inspiration.
She is pretty! I think the top looks fantastic. Enjoy your time with Jamie and Andy!
Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com
Looks great. Love your glazing. Hope you have fun with Jamie and Andy!
The table looks great. The glaze on the bottom makes an amazing difference. You have a great eye for determining exactly what each piece needs.
The finish you achieved on the base is just gorgeous! I really love this table.
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
that looks AMAZING! the top is just gorgeous!!!!!!! and i think now that i need the dremel max for those edges.... i can never get them that well!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
I think it looks fabulous! Love the light and dark contrast. And don't you love it when friends bring you great finds!
That honestly looks like a high end table!! Love it! I also heart Minwax Jacobean!
I think you did a fantastic job!! I love the color combination.. I really like the white paint and the stain on top.GReat job!!
Wanda @ Centsible Chic
Definately a trash to treasure. I haven't done the stained top and painted bottom but I love it and will try it soon.
I would love to do my kitchen table like this. Can you, please, give instructions on how you did the glazing on the bottom part of the table? Thanks.
You can see my post on glazing 101 here: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2010/07/glazing-101.html You can use the umber paint, or minwax stain, it really doesn't matter. Just practice on something a couple of times to see what you like the best. On this table I wiped on Minwax Jacobean, then quickly wiped it right back off working in small sections at a time.
have fun, good luck!