They were in pretty good condition until they arrived here. Many years ago I watched my niece and nephew and while making lunch one day I turned around and saw that my niece had taken a toy fork and scratched the table top. Although I wasn't happy I knew that a makeover for these were on the to do list.
I never imagined it would take so long for these to make it to the top of the list. That is just the way life goes. I spent several days sanding off the hidious varnish.
Chuck took the tops off so I could easily stain them. I used four coats of cherry stain and then two coats of a satin varnish.
The table bottoms were primed.
The weather changed so I had to move the rest of the process into the garage. Boo! Two coats of antique white was applied.
I then rubbed on some of the cherry stain to tone down the antique white paint. It makes a very subtle change that really doesn't show up in the picture.
I love how light and fresh they look.
Now for the price break down...
Stain... Free (left over from a previous project)
Paint... Free (left over from a previous project)
New Knobs... $5.90
"New" tables for $9.17. Not bad! I plan to let them sit in the garage until this weekend. I am going to clean the living room carpets before I bring them back in. I can't wait to get them back into my home! Once I get everything settled I will share another picture.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!