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Thrifted Table Makeover

As I told you in my End Table Makeover Post HERE,
my hubby and I are getting ready to open a store. We needed a big table to do our 
work at. 

My hubby heard about a surplus store that they have at the University of Utah. 
We went to check it out one day. I can't believe all they had there for 
super cheap. We bought this table there for $30.00. It is a solid wood table, so 
really good quality.

I didn't really care for the color of it so I talked my hubby into letting me 
refinish it to something to match our store. 

I knew it would be so pretty to do the two toned table with the dark stain on top and white on the bottom. 

Here is a Tutorial on 
how we gave this table a makeover:

First, we had to sand and strip the finish that was on top of the table. We didn't worry about the legs or underneath boards because I am going to spray paint them.
I tried sanding the table, but it was taking forever so my hubby got out his paint stripper cream and we did it that way. We rubbed it on and used a big scrapper to get it off. We did a little sanding after we stripped it.

After a few hours of trying to get that off we were finally done. 

Next, we put it on top of work horses upside down. Then I spray painted the legs and lower boards of the table. I used the Rustoleum white spray paint. I put about 5 coats on it so it was bright white. 

After that dried a little we flipped the table over, still leaving it on the work horses, so we could stain the top of it. We used the stain color Jacobean. We put 2 coats of that on. 

We let that dry over night and the next morning we put our company logo on it. 
{If you are doing a dinning room table you can totally skip this step :)}

I forgot to get a picture of this last step. Sorry!
Lastly we put 3 coats of the Polycrylic Semi-Glossy Clear Coat on top of that. It was with the quart can and we just used a paint brush to put it on with. You could probably get away with 2 coats but we needed 3 to help smooth where the vinyl lettering is so you couldn't really feel it in the table. 

It was a lot of hard work getting this one done, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way it turned out!

I will be doing this on my future kitchen table...when I have one in my own place!

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  1. what a major difference! love the contrast of the dark stain and white paint :) great job JILL!

  2. Your table looks amazing! I love the new look! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria


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