Quite a few years ago I was blessed to have been given this antique table by my friend, Amber. We started out using it as a desk and then it turned into our eating nook table. I LOVE these old tables on castors! If you have ever feel in love with a piece of furniture (yes furniture) you will know how I feel every time I see an antique piece of furniture! You know like “Thinking out Loud” by Ed Sheeran…haha just kidding, but really, it’s a deep passion of mine. 🙂 And as you get to know me, I’m never opposed to painting a piece of antique furniture. The tough part is these gorgeous antiques are so much harder to find out here in the middle of the desert of Tucson, Arizona. So, thank you again, Amber, for the table! I decided to lighten up our space a little (which will continue to happen in my home)…here is the before and after!
I painted the legs and the ledge under the table top in Swan White by Behr. I loved distressed pieces so of course my table and chairs got some sanding. To get the antique look I used Miss Mustard Seed Dark Wax. Make sure you watch a tutorial before using the because using too much in an area can be difficult to reverse.
On the table top I used Minwax Grey stain mixed with Driftwood stain. At times I would have to wipe a lot to get stain off of an area when it was too dark in that area. I’m loving the way it is grey but the wood grain is still able to show through.
When I seal a table that I have painted, I always use multiple coats of poly-acrylic. On this particular table, since I knew we use it often, I used 6 coats on the table top and 3 coats on the bottom parts of the table. I used 2 coats on the chairs. They are all extremely wipeable and I’m so glad that I took all of the time watching my poly dry so that I could get multiple coats. In the end it is VERY worth it!
I have to say that I scored these 4 chairs along with 2 more of the same at a thrift store for $25 for all of them! AHHHHH! I couldn’t believe it! One of our other chairs had broken and I was determined that I was going to find something budget friendly and guess what? It’s possible! I do have to say that I used a brush to paint and stain my table but I used my paint sprayer to paint all of the chairs. Painting chairs is not my favorite!
I hope that I convinced you to go find a deal and start a project! Finding budget friendly decor and painting or upcycling it to fit into your decor is well worth the time! Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited that you are here! I would love to know what you think of my budget friendly update!