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Topic: HELP ME Pretty please. Dining room Table needs makeover ASAP  (Read 1314 times)
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« on: May 11, 2010 10:47:22 AM »

Hello Fellow Crafters,
I am fairly new, I have been here for a few days so far.  just reading and learning and enjoying everything on here.
 I have been teaching myself crochet, next knitting and sewing.

So I saw a forum where people were fixing there craft room and it made me realize that I really need to do something about my Dining room table, have  had it for two years and have wanted to fix it, but I have been a wee bit scared.  I have never done something like this,

Please help me.  
I have been searching on here and online for some good info, but I know someone here has some good advice.

This is what the bottom looks like, Had a flood about a year ago and messed up the chairs.

How do I even begin.

Thank you for any advice.   Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010 04:46:57 PM »

I guess it depends what your personal style is.. if it was me i would 95% sand it back.. then stain it and seal it, put some awesome fabric on the seats, and put in a thin piece of wood under the glass so i could sandwich in leaves postcards kids drawings etc!

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010 05:48:38 AM »

i love the postcard and kids pictures idea!


« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010 08:42:06 AM »

Are there chunks missing from the wood? I can't tell.

Other than that, I think you could sand down the whole table and repaint it, or just sand the bottom few inches (however high you need to go) and paint it a different color - like if you have robin's egg blue curtains, paint the bottom 4" of the legs a similar color, and maybe a few other places - like the top around the glass.

Don't forget to use primer, and you would probably want to do a couple layers of a glossy paint and put a protective layer over that. I think you use polyurethane or something.

I hate sanding, but it is worth the effort.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 04:41:14 PM »

I wouldn't put anything under the glass because I love the wood you can see through it.  I would definately paint it a different color.  Painting the bottom four inches of the chairs was a good idea.  If you do that, paint the cross pieces under the glass and the backs of the chairs to match.
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