Dining Table

I scored this round, solid wood dining table at an Estate Sale for $20.00.  I came into the sale just as they were closing for the weekend and they practically handed it to me.  The best part is the legs detach which is perfect for me since I only have a small SUV and not a pick up-which, by the way, I sooo want.  Leaving the furniture topic for a second...when I was young my dad had this huge, ugly green truck that I was sooo emabarrassed to ride in and I had to ride in it allll the time.  My dad worked during the day and my mom at night, so my dad shuffled my sisters and I to all our activities i.e. dancing school, soccer, softball, etc.  I was always so mortified pulling up in that hunk of junk and now I would LOVE to have it.

Anyway...like I said I scored this table at an estate sale for $20.00.  I painted it with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Gray.  I then waxed it with the clear soft wax and gave it a light distress then waxed again.  I was thinking of keeping it for myself, but I think I need to sell it.







Have any of you worked on a project lately?  We'd love to see them or feature them on our blog.  Email us at retaildiyet@gmail.com.
Danielle

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dining Table

I scored this round, solid wood dining table at an Estate Sale for $20.00.  I came into the sale just as they were closing for the weekend and they practically handed it to me.  The best part is the legs detach which is perfect for me since I only have a small SUV and not a pick up-which, by the way, I sooo want.  Leaving the furniture topic for a second...when I was young my dad had this huge, ugly green truck that I was sooo emabarrassed to ride in and I had to ride in it allll the time.  My dad worked during the day and my mom at night, so my dad shuffled my sisters and I to all our activities i.e. dancing school, soccer, softball, etc.  I was always so mortified pulling up in that hunk of junk and now I would LOVE to have it.

Anyway...like I said I scored this table at an estate sale for $20.00.  I painted it with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Gray.  I then waxed it with the clear soft wax and gave it a light distress then waxed again.  I was thinking of keeping it for myself, but I think I need to sell it.







Have any of you worked on a project lately?  We'd love to see them or feature them on our blog.  Email us at retaildiyet@gmail.com.
Danielle

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2 Comments:

At October 26, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Steve K said...

I once made an outdoor table out of a single sheet of plywood; you cut a round piece the size of the width of the sheet out of the center, and then the leftover bits at the side become the supports; you cut a slot in the top of one and bottom of the other, slide them into each other to make an 'x', and lay them on top of your round piece, which will be the tabletop. Screw in some scrap pieces of wood to the tabletop next to the bits of the 'x' to hold them in place, and when you turn it all over? Voila, table. We stained ours a deep maple color, and drew a four-pointed star design on the tabletop with a darker walnut stain so that it looked inlaid, then varnished the whole thing with a few coats of clear polyurethane to seal it from moisture. It was a gorgeous table that seated four, got plenty of use, was dead easy to clean, folded down for storage, and cost less than $50 in wood, stain, varnish, and brushes. It was a nice project for a couple of people to do on a sunny day.

 
At October 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Wow! All from a piece of plywood! Awesome.

 

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