My client purchased this dining table back in 1953. It has lasted many years, giving many memories, but needed to be freshened up. I restored this table to its former glory for many more years to come! Oh- and just in time for my clients 90th birthday party!
I had the opportunity to learn something new! My client loves her dining table, it belonged to her mother once apon a time. She was tired of the honey color stain. She purchased new chairs and wanted the table to match.
When receiving the table I quickly found out the top was formica made to look like wood. So it just couldn’t be stained. Not wanting to ruin my clients dreams of a different color stain I suggested we place a veneer over the existing top so we can stain it in any color.
A few things that my client wanted to change was the wavey part of the table edge. She wanted to do without that and make it more modern and straight.
I have never added a veneer top so the challenge was welcoming. Don’t get me wrong, I was completely nervous! I had both my father and husband help me glue and place the veneer top on three different sections so we still had the leaf option. As well as making sure the wood grain matched up, after cutting the sheet down to size. I pulled out the old dowells that were broken in the leaf and replaced them to fix any gap problems when closing the table together.
She was coming along nicely! Once my clients chairs came in I ran over and picked one up to color stain match for that perfect finish.
Refinished in a solid sleek look using Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black for the base and stained the top in a custom smokey walnut stain. Same table, different look!!
Love the butcher block! My client was ready to clean up her table top and have the chairs and base of this table in a solid sleek finish.
I sanded down the table top using three different sanding grits, from low to high to get a smooth glass feel and just sealed it to keep that beautiful neutral wood tone. Refinished the base in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound in a solid sleek look makes these pieces brand new once again.
Something strange that I have noticed is I feel like I work on similar pieces at once. Lately it has been all about tables and chairs!
First up, the table! Refinished in Sherwin-Williams High Hide White in a solid finish on the bottom only. Stained the top using Minwax Weathered Teak.
Antique Dining Table
Next up for this client is her dining table. You recall the buffet, hutch and chairs? I still have 2 more chairs to complete but at least I feel like we are getting somewhere with her dining area makeover! Slowly but surely!
This gorgeous set has two leafs that was also refinished, but wasn’t set up when we took pictures in her home. This table was too massive for me to move into my studio for staging, but seeing it all together with the other pieces in my clients home made me smile nonetheless!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and glazed in Cyberspace. The top is stained in Minwax Weathered Teak.
My client found the perfect dining table for her space but wanted the the top to be a different color.
Refinished the top using Varathane Weathered Oak. I also glazed the base in Sherwin-Williams Anonymous to help tie in her buffet that will be sharing the same space.
Pedestal Table Base
Love the charm this pedestal table base has. My client wanted to go Green!!! With glaze of course to enhance this simple designs beauty. Looking forward to what it will look like with the top placed on!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Forestwood and glazed in Tricorn Black.
Pedestal Pub Table
Love the mixture of both metal and wood on this pedestal pub table! My client is renovating her kitchen and wanted to restore her breakfast nook table to complement her new cabinets.
Before, the wood table top was stained with a red undertone. After years of use, and with the help of newly kitchen cabinets installation to knotty alder, my client wanted to change her pedestal pub table to a warm brown stain for contrast.
Refinished in Minwax Specail Walnut was the perfect stain for this project!
Just in time for Thanksgiving! My client purchased this dining table from a boutique store and upon delivery the top was scratched badly.
My client reached out to me in hope to have her table fixed in time for Thanksgiving. I’m so grateful I was able to help! Matching the base of the piece, continuing with the same product as before, I used a black lacquer. Scratches and grooves were sanded out and a new coat was replaced. This table is heavy and huge, so my final pictures had to be in the shop.
Dining Table and Chairs
A few weeks ago I posted about a chair that I refinished for a client, click Dining Chair to read about it! My client was unsure with imagining how her dining set was going to look refinished so I offered to start with one chair to show her. Well, her dining table and chairs are complete! After dropping off the dining set on Friday she also gave me the matching hutch to officially complete this set! Stay tuned in to that lovely transformation!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa and lightly stained in brown. The top of the table is stained in Wood Classics Armoire Hickory. The two drawer handles revamped in black. Chairs reupholstered in Joann’s Fabric a grey vinyl.