Today I am administration how we took our anachronous dining allowance set and adapted it into an adapted farmhouse table. Chase this accessible tutorial to accord your anachronous dining set a makeover!
I appetite to beginning this tutorial by adage that we are not professionals, although we accept refinished a few appliance pieces in our home. This is the aboriginal time we accept done a dining table makeover. So if you are new to refinishing furniture, apperceive that it does not accept to be scary. This is an accessible tutorial that anyone can do!
A little history on this table. We accustomed this for CHARGELESS from a ancestors acquaintance back we aboriginal confused into our house. I was never a fan of the copse color, but it had acceptable basic and I knew that we would be able to do article with it. Additionally I rarely anytime about-face abroad chargeless appliance because you can consistently transform it. I admired the angry legs and it has 3 leaves so it is absolute for a lot of company.
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Okay, let’s get to the fun part! For our dining table makeover, we adapted both the table and the chairs. I am activity to accord you a footfall by footfall of how we did anniversary project. If you are accomplishing both that is abundant but if not you can chase forth with the activity that you are doing.
Below is a accumulation account of all the articles we acclimated to complete this makeover.
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- Electric Sander
- 3 Inch Collapsed Acrylic Brush
- 3M 80 Dust Sandpaper
- 3M 100 Dust Sandpaper
- 3M 150 Dust Sandpaper
- 3M 220 Dust Sandpaper
- Rust-Oleum Book Acrylic Linen White
- Professional Book Acrylic and Wax Acrylic Brush
- 3M 150 Dust Sandpaper
- 3 Inch Collapsed Acrylic Brush
Table Makeover Tutorial
There are a brace of altered means to get the accomplishment off of a copse piece. Are go-to is usually to use Citristrip Acrylic & Adorn Stripping Gel. This strips off stains, paints, lacquers, varnishes and so on. This time it didn’t assignment as able-bodied as we anticipation it would. We put a brace of coats on and it wasn’t demography the red blush off the wood. So we had to go with plan B.
Plan B was to beach the absolute accomplishment off of the table. We acclimated an electric alternate sander and for the aboriginal pass, we acclimated our roughest sandpaper ( 80 grit). Accomplish abiding back you are sanding to consistently go with the atom of the wood. This is actual important , if you don’t you will accept a asperous finish.
The aboriginal canyon of the sander took off the aboriginal band and removed all the red stain. Accomplish abiding to clean off all the dust from sanding and again move on to the abutting dust of sandpaper. 100 grit, 150 grit and again the final 220 grit will accord you a bland finish. Abide wiping off the dust for anniversary layer.
After you beach the old accomplishment off of your table you accept a brace of options. You can stain it a blush of your best or you can leave it natural. We chose to leave it natural.
The abutting footfall is to allowance it. I did not appetite to change the blush of the accustomed finish, so afterwards abundant analysis and recommendations, I acclimated General Finishes Collapsed Out Collapsed Topcoat.
This accomplishment provides a careful band after alteration the color. It mimics the attending and feel of wax. I accept to say I was actual afflicted and would acclaim this over and over again. There was little to no change in the blush of the table!
We followed the admonition on the can and activated the accomplishment with a 3 Inch Collapsed Acrylic Brush.
We activated 3 coats as recommended and waited 2 hours amid anniversary covering to acquiesce for able drying. It is additionally recommended that you beach amid coats with a fine-grade (220-320) cream sanding pad to advance accuracy and adhesion.
One tip back application this artefact is to accomplish abiding you are not abrogation white streaks. I apprehend that it will break white. We were alert about this and had no issues.
Chalk Acrylic Armchair Makeover Tutorial
We started by giving the chairs a acceptable clean bottomward to accomplish abiding that there was no dirt, grease or dust. This footfall is actual important for any allotment of appliance you plan on painting.
We chose to use Rust-Oleum book acrylic for this activity because you do not charge to beach advanced of time and it is accessible to use and dries to a bland matte finish. It’s additionally the absolute acrylic to use if you plan on cutting your piece.
I went aback and alternating amid accomplishing white or atramentous chairs, but we ultimately absitively to go with Linen White and I adulation it!
We followed the admonition on the aback of the acrylic can and concluded up accomplishing two coats of the book acrylic application this chalk acrylic brush.
Just a little tip book acrylic is thicker than what you ability be acclimated to, a little acrylic will go a continued way. I acclaim dipping aloof the tip of your besom into the acrylic rather than ablution in the accomplished thing. You will appetite to delay 30 min amid coats. I adulation that it drys so fast.
I will say that painting all these spindles was a affliction in the you apperceive what, but it was account it.
Step Three: (optional)
After your chairs accept broiled for at atomic 2 hours ( we may accept waited 5 months, don’t acquaint anyone) you can ache them for a best look. I capital to do a ablaze cutting for these chairs aloof so that they didn’t attending cast new and gave a little farmhouse vibe. You can ache your chairs as abundant or a little as you want.
I acclimated 3M 150 Dust Sandpaper to ache my chairs. You can use annihilation from 100-400 depending on how ablaze you appetite to distress. I acclimated what I had on duke and it formed out accomplished ?
Here are a few tips if you accept never done any distressing.
- The accepted aphorism back cutting is to beach on sections that would artlessly accept abrasion and breach over time. Anticipate corners, edges, tops, and adorning details.
- I took a account of my armchair afore I corrective it and akin the aforementioned cutting as the accustomed abrasion and breach that the chairs had. This fabricated it accessible and added realistic.
- Less is consistently added back it comes to distressing. Start ablaze and you can consistently ache added if you like.
The aftermost and final footfall is to allowance your chairs with a careful coat. This is not all-important with all book acrylic projects but because we will be sitting on these and they will be accepting a lot of traffic.
Make abiding that you apple-pie off your chairs with a hardly clammy rag to abolish any of the dust from distressing.
This has been the best advantage I accept begin for not axis your white book acrylic yellow. You do about accept to be accurate because if you use too abundant it will body up and about-face chicken in those spots.
Here is the final look! We are so blessed with how it came out. It is absolutely how I envisioned it and It feels like we accept a accomplished new dining table.
I achievement you enjoyed this dining table makeover and that it encourages you to accouterment authoritative over the anachronous appliance that you accept in your home. If you accept any questions amuse leave them in the comments. If you adjudge to makeover your table amuse allotment with me over on amusing media. You can tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Acknowledge you for endlessly by the blog ❤
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