*Well, after that depressing post yesterday, let’s have a fun post today!*
Hubby and I have a “house-to-do” list that’s about a million things long. A couple weeks ago, we decided to tackle one of those things and re-do our dining room table.
Hubby built this table for me a couple years ago as a puzzle table so we didn’t exactly sand it down and take a lot of time on it. Well, when we moved to this house it worked better as a dining room table (it’s super long) and so we’ve been using it as a dining table.
Now the top was kind of rough/sticky because we didn’t use polyurethane the first time and the legs/bottom were white because we painted them and stained the table top so it was kind of a mismatched mess. The legs were also very rough because we hadn’t sanded them.
Unfortunately, I am terrible at remembering to take pictures, (I’m trying to get better I promise!) so I have no before pic of the table, just a before pic AFTER we flipped the table over:
As you can see, the legs and sides of the table are white (and the top was stained dark, I promise!)
Here’s the whole table upside down, after we took the legs off, it is about an 8ft long table:
Legs off the table:
Sanding, sanding and more sanding! I actually sent hubs to Home Depot to get another sander so he could do the table top while I did the legs.
We used 60 grit sandpaper on the tabletop and 220 grit on the legs. We wanted to strip the tabletop so we used the harsher grit for that. On the legs, because we were staining them dark, we didn’t need to remove the white completely, we just wanted them to be smooth.
This pic is after I was finished sanding the legs, as you can see there is some white paint left:
And, of course, I forgot to take a pic of the tabletop when he was done sanding, so here’s a pic after we finished staining it:
Here is an after pic of the legs/side of the table:
I don’t know if you can tell, but hubs even rounded the corners of the table! Talk about fancy!!
Ta-Da! Finished product:
It looks and feels so much better now!! I love that it is all one color and I don’t have to hide it under a tablecloth anymore!!
Total time: about 2-3 days. It took us 1 day to sand and then another 1-2 days to stain/polyurethane including drying time.