|Poorly painted table with more chips than I could count, BUT awesome hardware!|
|Trip #1 of 3|
|They make this look MUCH easier in the infomercials!|
|MUCH, MUCH Easier!!|
After scrapping the table for two days, and trying several types of strippers (ha...paint strippers) I ended up trying Citristrip. Despite the fact that I have the patience of a 5 year old, I would use this again. I needed to wait MUCH longer, but it worked just as well, and didn't smell horrible!
In the meantime, I took it apart and got ready to do whatever I had yet planned. I sanded the top to even it out. If I had more patience I would have used wood filler to fill in some cracks that I didn't. Oh well.
My husband is the one suggested that I paint the top. We went to Lowe's (trip #8,305) and looked at paint. We talked about it and decided that it would be fun to paint it with chalkboard paint. We picked a dark green color to match our kitchen. I picked a bright glossy white for the legs.
So lots of painting, and painting, and painting and it was done! I reassembled the table, tightened everything up and ta da! A table!
|Like my footprint on the underside? Opps. Need to clean that!|
|Both sides lift up to make it into a large table. It's pretty cool.|
|One of the two drawers. I need to special order the |
hardware 2 1/4" handles aren't very common.
I'm pretty excited to use it. What do you think?