I am so excited to show off this table. After all it has been 2 years in the making. Once I got this table home and assessed it I realized it was in pretty bad shape, worse than I thought. The trim on the table top was falling off, there were very deep scratches on the top.
But I just loved the caster wheels and the oval shape it apparently blinded me to any other detail.
The original plan was to give it a good sanding and paint the whole thing until….I realized the table top was Tiger Oak. I was lucky enough to sand most of the scratches out without going through the veneer, there are a few scratches left…but they are worth it.
Are you ready to see there after??
Here she is all dolled up! I am in Love with this table, she was well worth the wait.
Once I decided to keep this table the hunt for chairs began. I was hoping to have 6 chairs, as this table is 6 1/2 feet long, but I couldn’t pass these chairs up, I loved the french style.
These chairs originally had upholstered seats filled with horse hair….EEK!! Since upholstery and children don’t always mix too well, we made a wood top for them (tutorial here)
See that beautiful grain? Isn’t it just wonderful, oh I LOVE it!
How I Finished the Table
The top of the table is stained with Miniwaxes Dark Walnut and sealed with a Spar Urathane. I like to use spar urethanes when I can as they are a little more durable, however they do yellow so use caution.
The bottom of the table is painted in a custom color latex and I used a brown oil based glaze to add some depth.
Full YouTube tutorial here
I am so glad these caster wheels sold me on this table!
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