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Revamped IKEA table for $11.97…
Part of my $86 Dining Room Redo was the table transformation…
Yep, that’s the same table.
Truly. I can’t really believe it myself. It looks terrific!
And, it was simple and cheap!
I had asked Cassie from Primitive and Proper about painting a table with chalk paint and she suggest I be sure to sand it first.
NEVER argue with an expert!
So I sanded that sucker. Well!
I used homemade chalk paint for this project. I love the stuff.
I keep telling you where I found how to make it at Liz Marie’s blog.
I won’t tell you how. Cause she deserves the recognition. Go there and see.
But this is the paint I used in the mixture. It is leftover from my office/craft room renovation.
After the paint dried (it only takes an hour or so, it’s awesome!)
I applied a bit of stain to the edges, rubbed it in, and sanded it back off in places.
It gave it a nice weathered, beat-up look…
For the tabletop I wanted to darken the wood and to hopefully fake some sort of wood grain.
I applied the stain over about 1/4 of the table then pushed it back off.
I say pushed because I literally took a rag and pushed it across the table.
This made it come off in streaks, looking very much like wood grain.
I had to put about 3 coats of stain on to get the look I wanted. But I did them immediately after one another and it went fast!
This next part was the part I was a bit scared of.
In my head I saw how it would look. And it would be AWESOME.
But sometimes things don’t always translate too well.
I guess you can be the judge of which it was .
I used some of this great paint from Rust-Oleum in aluminum and painted the edges
of the table top.
I probably could have gotten away with 1 coat but I went with 2 just to be safe.
You get this very cool metal edge…
Then I took some of these cheap-o upholstery tacks in the nickel color and pounded them into the edge about every 2 inches.
You end up with this…
There you have it!
Isn’t that just the coolest! It totally came out like my head said it should…yay me!
Dutch Boy Paint was leftover from the office/craft room renovations (and the dining room chandelier).
MinWax Gel Stain was leftover from another project (used in the chandelier too!)
Aluminum paint from Rust-Oleum was $5.99
Upholstery tacks were .99
Sandpaper was $4.99
That is just insane!
Time was about 3 hours.
The darn tacks took the longest. And painting the legs. Ugh.
I am super proud of the way this turned out and think it’s probably one of my favorite projects to date.
I still think it needs some big industrial casters on it…what do you think?
Here it is in the new room…
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