Pine Table Makeover

Are you sick of makeovers?

Of course not!

Everyone wants to see trash turned into treasure right?  It inspires us as to what is possible – even on a small budget.

I wouldn’t say this pine table/desk was trash exactly:

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but it had a few nicks and dents here and there that needed a little TLC.

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If I told you I bought this for $20 would you consider refinishing yourself?  Come on!  $20 for a solid pine table?!  That’s outstanding!

Don’t believe me?

How about after sanding the top down to bare wood, and adding primer to the base:

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are you feeling the love now?

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How about now?

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Yup, same piece with an uber-simple table makeover.  The top was done with a wash – 1:1 parts water and paint, spread over the bare wood, left to set for a few minutes and then the excess wiped off with a dry cloth.  Easier than stain, a far better match, and without any extra expense!

The body was done in Chelsea Grey in BM’s “Advance” formula (my favourite for strength and durability).  One quart comes in at a whopping $70 Cdn, but I used less than a third to coat this piece twice, so there is plenty left over for other projects. (not so subtle foreshadowing)

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We don’t have a kitchen table – by choice.  We use our dining room for dinners together, so this table makeover is really more of a desk makeover.

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Perhaps this table was actually intended to be a desk to begin with?  It does have a drawer?

The girls can sit here and munch on snacks after school or finish up their homework while still being in the central hub of activity.

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The grey ties in beautifully with the family room decor as well.

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I have a confession – it was almost impossible to take photos of this table makeover project – not because the table isn’t gorgeous, but because no matter where I turned, there was clutter; the vacuum lying in the hallway, homework on the counter, craft supplies on the sideboard, wires on the floor… I was bending and tip-toeing all over the place to try and crop out as much mess as I could.  Pretty sure I’ve eliminated any question of my insanity to anyone walking by today.

 

  • $20 for the table
  • $24 for the primer  ($8 for a third)
  • $70 for the paint  ($24 for a third)
  • Grand total for the table makeover / desk makeover:  $52

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Now where can you buy a table, or desk, for $52?  Hopefully you’re feeling inspired.

Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:40:07-04:00October 21st, 2016|BEFORE & AFTER, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Cynthia Chilson Finger October 31, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    I love your table in gray! And isn’t it nice to have dual purpose furniture?! I’ve done quite a few because they typically sell really fast. The latest table I kept the top natural and used milk paint. Super cute, but didn’t photograph the best. http://www.clockworkinteriors.com/farmhouse_table_lucketts_green . Thanks for sharing your talents! Cynthia

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