Friday, March 21, 2014

Two-Tone Table, revisited

My love for farmhouse tables continues unabated, but I took a little break from that style this past week or so.

When I showed you the Wide Farmhouse Table I made for my friend Stacy, I mentioned that I had previously refinished another table for her, but it was looking a little worse for the wear after a few years with a family of boys!

My job was to make it beautiful again.  What do you think?

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Here’s what it looked like when I got it:

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And here’s what it looked like after the first re-finish job:

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After some good hard family use, there were some real problems:

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Not sure why my cell phone photos look a little blue!  Anyway, there was chipped paint, naturally.  And then the finish on the top of the table went very cloudy in places.  I blame an inferior polyurethane I got from Ace Hardware (sorry, Ace), as that is the only time I’ve ever used it, and I hated it even then!  I actually still had the same can in my stash…I have now gotten rid of it

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I chose to use CitriStrip to get rid of the old poly, rather than sanding it down.  There really was no need to go back to bare wood, as I still liked the original colors underneath.

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I did, however, refresh the color with a new coat of stain before putting on the polyurethane.  This time I used three coats of Minwax Hand-rubbed Polyurethane in Satin, followed by one coat of paste wax.

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The chairs got a light sanding, and then I repainted with oil-based paint this time.  It tends to be a little more long-wearing, I think.  I recovered the seats in this pretty fabric.  You know I’m a sucker for typography!!

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I love how the leaves on this table tuck away neatly underneath.  Pull them both out, and you have another 30” of table space!  Such a great feature.

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I adore the legs on this piece…

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I am so glad I got to be the one to give this set a THIRD life!

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I have to say…it really looked gorgeous in my dining room!  It was hard to let it go…again!

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What do you think??  Is there room in your life for both rustic farmhouse tables and beautiful antiques?  There is in mine!


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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow Korrie, you really brought that table back to life yet again! The finish looks absolutely flawless! And the most interesting homes have a mix of styles!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You sure did make it look the new fabric. Yes...I like those legs too.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful set, Korrie! I love that table ~ it's got so much going for it from how the leaves store to those great legs. Love them on the chairs, too. I have a chair with a different back but the same type of legs. The fabric you used looks really good with the black.

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS!! I too love the farmhouse look :)


knuckstermom said...

What a great re fresh!

Sherri said...

Korrie, what a beautiful job you did! That table and chairs looks so awesome! I really love everything about both the table and chairs. I'm so into the writing on the chair fabric! I love that style!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

You always do a great job. Love the wood color.

SImple and Serene Living said...

It looks beautiful, Korrie. xo Laura

Kristin said...

I love the fabric on the chairs! It goes so well with the rich tones of the wood. Great job!

My Repurposed Life said...

wow! amazing Korrie!!! I love the new look of this set. You did a fabulous job on all of it, but I am in love with the table top. absolutely beautiful!!

hand rubbed poly? Paste wax over that? It looks fabulous!


A Bit of Colour said...

You did a wonderful job with the table. I appreciate any wood working projects. I have done many in my past. I love farmhouse tables, as I have one too! Your work is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic! This caught my eye because I used that same fabric for one of my projects. Hobby Lobby is the best isn't it?!

Unknown said...

The deck looks great, and I'm glad you have winter holding off a bit. How are the temperments of the Lavender Orpingtons? chicken houses

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the black and wood combo - it's so warm! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight over at

Debbie Cadene said...

I love the black and wood stain mix. I was wondering what color black that is.