So, before we dig in on this topic too much, I must make an honest confession! I have been asked by so many to make them a table or “how did I do that?” Truth of the matter is, I did NOT do it alone AND I did NOT come up with the plan of action. My mother deserves great credit in helping to carry out this task and I give credit to another fellow Pinterest blogger for the course of action. I have no problem giving credit where credit is due :). Let’s face it, my mother knows how to work a saw!
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So, that being said, we set out to Lowe’s to gather up the lumber needed for the job. To get an idea of how we put this piece together and where we came up with it, click here! Once we got it all put together, (which felt like it took FOREVER only because I don’t like the construction part as much as painting!), I took to it with some white paint (may have been satin, I don’t quite remember) for the base and legs then stained the table top with some Minwax Special Walnut stain (after I puttied in the screw indentions on the tabletop with wood filler- *Note-if needed, use wood filler as close to the color of stain you’re using as possible so it’s not noticeable – this filler IS stainable) . Once the tabletop was waxed, I then went over it with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax (clear, not dark).
The reason I love using this, is it not only makes a smooth surface, but it also provides protection for the table so that if any liquids get on the table, the wax repels it, much like wax from a candle. It provides a nice, smooth finish and protection! I guess I must mention that after applying the stain and before anything else, I took some sandpaper and roughed up the edges of the table and the grooves. This gives it a more rustic farmhouse look.
Thank you mom and thank you fellow blogger! I couldn’t be happier with the outcome (and the price!). The chairs were actually chairs from my old Big Lots table we cut down and I distressed those with sandpaper as well. I plan on reupholstering them in the future. I will keep you updated on that! STAY TUNED!