Blue and White Kitchen Table Reveal





This project has been a L-O-N-G time coming! I've wanted to paint/stain/transform this table for a while now I couldn't stick to just one idea :)

Do you ever have that problem??
Too many ideas in your head to commit to only one?!?


I was originally going to paint the whole table one color and the chairs another. After my chairs were all painted (AquaSphere by SW.....one of my fav paint colors) and waxed I decided to stain the tabletop and paint the legs of the table a different color!

I used my trusty orbital sander to take the original stain and varnish off. This step took the longest, believe it or not! Not easy work but well worth the results........I was able to sand away 8 years of knicks, dents, stains, ground in food {seriously} in about 1 1/2 hours. I sanded until it was bare unfinished wood.




Then conditioned before I applied the stain.





I was SO excited to try Minwax's newest stain color: Classic Gray!




Here is the stain before I seriously distressed with Valspar's antiquing glaze.
 I love using this glaze because it is so easy to work with! I also used it here on my antique frame makeover with lovely results!





I applied the glaze with an old t-shirt. Simply rub on and wipe away excess. This process really changed the depth of color on the table which is what I was wanting.

After I was pleased with the color I sealed it with Deft clear wood finish lacquer in satin.

Yay! Almost done! Lastly, I painted the table base and legs with Annie Sloan's Old White. Love how this project turned out.......it completely changes the look of my kitchen making it so much lighter!
Exactly what I pictured :) Don't you just love when that happens?

Make it a beautiful day :)




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74 comments:

  1. This came up so beautiful!! We did the same to ours a while ago and it's the best thing ever!! No more orange table!!
    Well done for getting thru all that sanding!! Worth it :)

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    1. Thank you Courtney! It has made the hugest difference in our kitchen too.....and the sanding was worth it! :)

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  2. it looks gorgeous, brooke! love the color and the top is gorgeous!

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  3. Brooke, this is beautiful! Would you mind if I shared this with my readers? What a fabulous redo :)

    Hugs, Tanya

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  4. IT LOOKS AMAZING!! For some reason I am scared of stain, don't know why but I will have to try it!1 Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower from the GFC hop!!
    I hope you are having a great day!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! I was scared of stain before I did this project too and wondered throughout if I was doing it right......my only piece of advice would be to go slow and with the grain of the wood. If you absolutely hate it you can always sand it down once dry :)

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  5. Brooke, your table looks amazing! You have inspired me to redo my table now...because you've seen my table and it needs so much help.

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    1. Yay Brandy! Thanks so much for visiting my little blog! I totally will help you with your table if you'd like.....good times! :)

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  6. It turned out great! I need to do this to my kitchen table. The top is looking so junky!

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    1. Thank you Tonia! It really made such a huge difference to the tabletop....it looks like a brand new table :) Good luck with yours!

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    1. Thank you Katie! Thanks for visiting :)

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  8. looks like a beauty so very pretty and classy

    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Just the look I was going for :)

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    1. Thank you so much Megan.....that is so sweet!

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  10. Great job. I love the transformation! I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com.

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    1. Thank you Heidi! Happily linking up :)

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  11. This turned out beautifully! Our kitchen table is in desperate need of a makeover. This gives me great motivation to get it done. I'm coming to you from Nifty Thrifty Sunday. I'd love it if you would stop by and visit me at posedperfection.blogspot.com. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Nici

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    1. Thank you Nici! I will definitely visit :)

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  12. Wow! Your table came out beautifully! Gorgeous!

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  13. Love the color and the top is beautiful!!! Well done!

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    1. Thank you! I was very pleased with how it turned out too :)

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  14. Your table turned out beautifully. I've been wanting to do ours too. But the kitchen is not a project on the list right now! Love the stain color, and have never worked with the glaze but will give it a try! Gorgeous. So glad you shared all your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean about 'lists' for sure! The glaze is very easy to use if you do give it a try! Always happy to link up to your wonderful blog! :)

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  15. Great reading how someone else has done theirs, 'cos mine seriously needs doing!!! Thanks for sharing your process. :)

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    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for visiting :)

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  16. Love it. You just made a follower out of me. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Annie! Happy to have you following along :)

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  17. What a great job! Gorgeous table! would love for you to come link up your homepage at my Get Social Sunday party and show off your blog!
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday.html

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely link up :)

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  18. Great job on the table redo, Brooke! I love the finish of your table top. My kitchen farmhouse table has been waiting forever for a makeover. I had decided to stain the top and paint the legs and apron white. (Similar to yours.) I just bought the white paint last week and am anxious to start. (Still wondering what to do about the chairs, though.)

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    1. Thank you! Find a color you can't live without and use that for the chairs......this aqua color is something I never get sick of :)

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  19. This looks amazing! I really want to do something similar with my kitchen table and this is super helpful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Lucy and you're very welcome.....glad I could help :)

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    1. Thank you Kaysi.....love your blog :)

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  21. Holy cow! What a huge project! It turned out so beautiful! I'm featuring this at my Weekend Warriors feature post tomorrow.

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you SO much for the feature.....love it! :)

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  22. That is amazing! I have an old farmhouse table that is in desperate need of re-finishing. Thanks for the great tips!

    sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sara! Good luck with your table :)

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  23. I love it Brooke~ you are so brave!! I am sitting here staring at my table now!! Thanks for linkin up!
    Kim@madeinaday

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    1. Thanks Kim! Just go for it....the table that is :)

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  24. It's gorgeous! I would love my table to look just like that. Maybe when my toddler is a little bit older..... Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Valerie! My littlest is two and I decided to just do it.....it had suffered 8 long years of ugly :)

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  25. Hi Brooke!
    I want to let you know that I am featuring your tutorial tomorrow.
    Thank you so much for linking to my party last week. I hope you stop by to see your Sticker ;)

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    1. Desiree, you are seriously the BEST! I can't wait to see it on your blog tomorrow....thanks so much!

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  26. Fantastic transformation! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 36th Ave. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. You made the table re-do look so much easier than I had envisioned !! Thank you for that, and for sharing the materials too.

    Question :
    the dining table I'd like to re-do has such a huge heavy base it'd be dang near impossible to move it to garage, or even to deck.
    Could it be done right where it sits? Or does the sanding make this idea a bad one ?
    Juat wonderin

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    1. Oh, good I'm glad it was helpful :) To answer your question, I did all of the painting and staining inside. The sanding, however, I would recommend doing outside unless you want to clean up A LOT of sawdust :)

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  28. Brooke your table is gorgeous!! I love the color of the stain on top - it's so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing what you used too!!
    I featured you today - http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/08/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-60/

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    1. Thank you so much Beverly.....I will head over right now to check it out! :))

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  29. I've just filled the crumb trenches of my kitchen table and need to get my hands on an orbital sander to get the top stripped. How did you prep your chairs? I haven't even imagined how I will tackle those :) Sarah @ dwellonjoy.com

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    1. Yes, the orbital sander is definitely the route you want to go :) For the chairs I really didn't do much other than a quick sand and wipe down. The paint I used is very high quality so it did a good job with coverage......the chairs were the easiest part actually!

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  30. You are a featured favorite on this week's Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks again for sharing!
    Mackenzie :)

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  31. Looks so great!
    I have been wanting to try the new minwas gray too. You've inspired me,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  32. WOW this is gorgeous!! I'll be featuring it tomorrow.
    XO

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  33. This is absolutely fab!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!! hhttp://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/08/trendy-tuesday-12.html

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  34. This is amazing! I'm your newest follower! Absolutely gorgeous and a great tutorial! I'd love for you to share it at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. It's every Tuesday. Hope you can stop by!
    Leslie

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous! Our dining table is in desperate need of a makeover & I might just try this process! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Okay so this is beautiful you did an incredible job! I really love that you mixed staining and glazing in the same project! I saw this over at SNAP, so glad I popped in to check it out, we are your newest follower!

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  37. When you touch the table, does it feel rough under your hand. I tried the staining technique too, but I feel my table is rough on my finger tips. Let me know if yours is smooth. Thanks! drjen10@gmail.com

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  38. Hi! I'm Ally from Homebyally.blogspot.com. LOVE this table and the grey stain! I am a military wife with a serious passion for all things pretty. I love to repurpose furniture, DIY projects and making any house a home no matter where it may be. So happy to have found your blog :) Please come by and say hello! XOXO

    -Ally

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  39. How long did you wait before you put on the antique glaze?

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    1. Bayli - I actually just waited until the stain was no longer tacky and then applied the glaze right over it! Hope that helps!

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  40. Hi Brook! What color did you paint your chairs?:) Love them!! Thanks

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    1. Thanks Katie! The color is Aqua Sphere by Sherwin Williams.

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  41. Wonderful thank you very much!! It looks so cute cant wait to try mine:) Take care!

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