Monday, 22 August 2011
Shabby Chic Table
Here is the before pic up top. Well, i had just started to sand when i remembered to take a before pic. :o)
Power tools are awesome! I love playing about with practical things like this. I may not be particularly goo at it, but it's fun, so i don't mind.
Here's the dismantled table with just its undercoat on...
Yep, you've guessed it. This is my fad of the moment.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out though! It's a bit sketchy from close up, but it's saved me a packet on buying the table i originally wanted from IKEA. I saw this "Liatorp" table when i was in with mum a while ago.
I knew that these pine round ones existed, i just had to be patient and wait for one to come along. I missed the boat on a few ebay ones, so in the end i paid £15 for the one i got from the YMCA. It was probably a bit much considering that they go for naff all on ebay, but i was getting impatient. The paint was about £15 for the undercoat and chalk white eggshell. I'll get some clear varnish for the top too, which i am guessing will be about a tenner? So it's cost me £40 in total. Saving £139 on the cost of the IKEA one. Yey!
We used to have a massive antique pine table from IKEA, but it was huge in the space. There are only 4 of us, and we don't need a really big dining area. We do eat most of our meals at the table though, so it is an essential buy.
My parents kindly lent us our put-me-on table.
It belonged to my Great Nana (mums side) so although it is battered and old, it has sentimental value. The veneer is coming off in places and the varnish is peeling everywhere. The table legs keep coming apart and the table top is warped upwards at one side, but it's still special.
It currently resides in our office, but i will probably put an ad on freecycle to see if anyone else could make use of a put-me-on table.
Here's our "new" table again...
And how it looks with the kids seats in there too...
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