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I have spent a decent amount of time on this table.  I started it while my grandparents were staying with us, and my grandma shared some of her furniture secrets with me.  I must have inherited the creative gene from her! 

Here is before.

Here is after.  I love it!

First I sanded the top down to the raw wood. 

Then I covered the top with wrapping paper and primed the ugly green.  For this step I used my brand new paint gun!!!  It was wonderful to use!  For primer I used zinsser water based primer.  The paint was antique white by valspar.  I did three coats of paint after the primer was dried. 

Next I stained the top black, two coats.  I finished using Minwax Polycrylic as the top coat. 

The hardware is from Lowes.  I think it makes it look sophisticated. 


I think it looks great in my dining room!

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  1. Mary @ Redo 101 on the 24. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Honestly, that beautiful piece would look gorgeous anywhere :) You did great, it looks like you did get Grandma’s creative genes. Thanks for sharing with us at the Paisley Passions linky party. Oh and I “followed” your blog!

  2. Cynthia on the 22. Jul, 2011 remarked #

    Wow, what a lovely table. I can hardly believe it’s the same one!

  3. Sheila on the 22. Jul, 2011 remarked #

    I love it! I just finished a table with dark stain on the top and whit on the bottom. I just love the contrast!

  4. MandyP on the 26. Jul, 2011 remarked #

    It looks gorgeous! I actually loved it in the before picture too! =)

  5. Amyshka @ Kiwi Chic on the 21. Aug, 2011 remarked #

    You did such a great job! I’ve just started following your blog. Thanks for sharing :) – Amy

  6. Lana on the 30. Jan, 2012 remarked #

    That looks wonderful!

  7. Momma on the 28. Oct, 2017 remarked #

    Looks great! Do you have a poster picture of the canvas art that is above the table? It looks nice from the part that you showed.

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  9. Suzanne M Alexander on the 16. Mar, 2020 remarked #

    Looks beautiful! Can you tell me what type of pain you used on the legs? I am assuming this is all wood table.

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