One day I was visiting ReStore and found exactly what I was looking for! And it was 20% off that day too- SCORE. I called my husband, got the OK, and bought that baby. Here is what it looked like in the store...
|Light oak top and forest green paint... oh yeah. And don't forget the STICKERS! can you spot them?|
|Ready to start- all of the supplies on top!|
|The boys sanding away while I snap pictures!|
|Lots of progress, but still more to go. Done for the night.|
|This literally took 5 minutes with the electric sander!|
The next day, my friend Kandice came over with her baby Logan, and I put her to work too. What great friends we have! She finished the little bits of sanding while I prepped the table. In a few short hours we finished sanding, and stained all of the seats and the top of the table!
|Kandice working hard!|
|The babies were simply overseeing the project|
Being our first staining job, we actually did it incorrectly (who reads directions!?). You are supposed to paint it on, let sit, and WIPE OFF after a few minutes. We missed the wiping part, so it stained darker than planned. This is just one coat of 'red oak' stain. I'm glad we forgot though, because I LOVE the dark color! We also started painting the legs of the table and chairs black- it was really coming together.
|This roller designed for cabinets was THE BEST!|
|What Kandice and I accomplished... we loved the matte finish! But we had to seal it...|
And finally on Saturday, we (actually, Daniel) painted 3 coats of sealant on everything to finally FINISH IT!!!
Then we set the table aside to dry for a few days, and leave room for the upcoming WINDOW SEAT- see next post for this :). In all, it took us about 4 days total to finish this table That was through the work week with babies to care for and some evenings full of events, so others may be able to finish faster- like a weekend!