Friday, May 29, 2015

Refinished Pedestal Table

My what a crazy day it has been!  I have a few deadlines I am racing to meet which means more time in the garage.  Not that I am complaining, my garage is my sanctuary somedays, but it is always a little rough to work and be a mommy all at the same time.  My baby is almost 1, I can't believe he is getting so big so fast.  But he is at that age where he is into everything so containing him can be a job all of its own.  But we succeeded today all of my children are tucked safely in bed and....I finished this table and my what a beauty it turned out to be.

Here is a look at the before.  It is a beautiful solid wood Ethan Allen table, it just needed a facelift.

Now it is so light an cheery!

Since this table is solid wood it made sanding the top down possible and I am so glad.  It has such beautiful grains and I love the wood top.  I stained the top with Miniwaxes Early American and top coated it with a Spar Urathane.

The table base and chairs are painted with a custom mixed cream latex paint.  I then sanded and glazed them to bring out all the details on the spindles.  

I have to admit, I kind of really hated these chairs when they showed up, and I hated them while I was sanding them, because sanding chairs is a very long process, but I can now say I am a lover of these chairs.  They just needed a little help showing off all of their curves!

I think am going to call it a day, off to my bed I go!!




  1. Great job Brooke!! Looks so much better now! Paint can really work a miracle!!
    Have a beautiful weekend!



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