Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In The Beginning

I am being featured at No Minimalist Here's open house party!  Click on the link to visit Sherry and all of the other wonderful open houses!
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I started working on the kitchen table today.

First I sanded the top.  I needed to get rid of some poly that was put on wrong a couple of years ago - it was wavy and dull. 
I started with a 60 grit sandpaper, then 100, 150 and finally a 220 grit.  The table top is a smooth as a baby's behind now.


Then I applied my first coat of stain.  I will apply another coat tomorrow.

I am leaving the top stained because it gets a lot of wear and tear.  The base and legs of the table will be painted a creamy white and then glazed and aged.

Here are some of the transformations this table has had in the past.

Original - All Stained.

Painted yellow then glazed - a few years ago.


After the yellow, I painted it black.  Now I am ready for a lighter look.  After the second coat of stain, I will poly it.  Then the painting and glazing starts.  Then the painting and glazing of the six chairs....this could take a while :-).
Welcome Home,
Penny

41 comments:

  1. I'm loving the look of your table! Just saw your beautiful home featured at Sherry's for Open House Party!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Penny, I can already tell it's going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see the final reveal.

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  3. I sure wish I had the guts to try something like that! Please post pictures when all is said and done!

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  4. Hi Penny! I just came from Sherrys party too. I love how the table came out. Keep up with your decorating, I love it!

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  5. I'm sure it is going to look beautiful. That should keep you busy...lol...

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  6. I know you'll make it beautiful and just what you want! Enjoy your week! I'm going to visit the site you mentioned! Thanks! ♥

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  7. Penny what a beautiful home you have created! Can I move in? Mine is not looking so great right now. lol. Love the table. Can't wait to see the chairs.

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  8. Oh Penny, I can't wait to see the table and chairs completed! It sounds wonderful and looks wonderful already!

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  9. I visited the open house and your home is as beautiful is always Penny. So warm and welcoming:>) I think the table is going to look wonderful with creamy white and dark wood on the top. It's one of my favorite looks!

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  10. You and I were working on tables today. I finished my fourth coat of paint and now must do something before adding the poly. You are going to have painted legs and a varnished top and I'm going to do the opposite. I don't know if I'll like what I've gone with, though it really couldn't be much worse. I don't like painting and varnishing. After you finish all those chairs, you're going to be pretty weary I'm thinking.

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  11. Hi Penny, I had to laugh at this because my furniture also goes through many, many changes. I saw the inspiration photos for your table and chairs and I think it will be wonderful painted white. Thanks for allowing me to feature your home this week. Everyone seems to love it.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  12. Wow, Penny, this is a big job. Very energetic and you are the girl who can do it so well. I'm going to love how it will look. Your inspiration pic is terrific. All I can say is you go girl.
    Love ya, Jeanne.

    PS: take care of that shoulder.

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  13. I am taking notes...we are getting ready to do this as well. Looks good so far! I can't wait to see the end result.

    I found you through the Open House and your home is just beautiful!

    Kristine

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  14. Your sander and mine are very similar. That table is going to look so good. Can't wait to see it.

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  15. You are quite the ambitious girl, Penny! Don't over work that shoulder, though. I'm sure the table and chairs will look great when you're done!
    ~ Sue

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  16. Hi Penny! This is my first visit to your blog and I'll be following! Your home is beautiful, I'm seeing it through the Open House party. I recently painted my dining room table and chairs- what a chore, but so worth the work. Can't wait to see yours finished!

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  17. It is intereting to see the table in its "former lives". I like the fact that you change it up with paint from time to time - hard work but so much better than going out and buying new. Anxious to see theis round when it is finished.

    Darla

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  18. Looking good, and I know you are loving every minute.♥

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  19. Looking forward to seeing the "new" table and chairs, Penny!

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  20. Penny.....It's going to look great! I did like the yellow version too!~Hugs, Patti

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  21. I am looking forward to seeing the after pictures. I already know I am going to love them!
    denise

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  22. this table is going to be fabulous penny-just like the rest of your home! enjoyed the post on
    sherry's blog-truly magazine cover worthy! xo chris

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  23. Looking great so far Penny! I want to do the same to my table, but know my skill is seriously lacking...take care of that shoulder, and don't over do it! Can't wait to see this baby finished:)

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  24. Isn't it nice that we can change the color of almost anything in our home. Can't wait to see the changes!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  25. -chuckle- "No Minimalist Here" blog, hu? That's an interesting blog name! :-)

    ♥ Gentle hugs ♥

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  26. Hi Penny, Sure is lots of sanding and painting and staining and glazing going on in blog land including here at my house. Working on a small table today. You are taking on a big project with those chairs but I know it will be just gorgeous when finished. I saw other parts of your home over at Sherry's. FABULOUS! xoxo

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  27. Enjoyed seeing the photos of your table Penny. I loved the yellow version. It will be fun to see the new look, sounds great.
    Enjoy your day.
    Sue

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  28. You are an amazing woman! I can't wait to see the completed project, I know it's going to be awesome!! Hope your shoulder is holding up...

    Hugs

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  29. Wow Penny,
    I really admire how you tackle these projects. That table has had many lives and I can't wait to see what you design now. Make sure you are careful with your shoulder.

    Karen

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  30. It's gonna be gorgeous. Loved it when it was yellow. Mimi

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  31. I can't wait to see the transformation. You did a great job with the yellow. Will you hand paint all of it? I have a similar project on my to do list. My table is already cream with a bad glazing job and is either going more white or pale grey. The chairs I think will go white either way. It's a big job and for now I am happy to watch you work on yours!

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  32. What a big job! But it will be worth every minute of it. I can't wait to see it all finished.
    ~Adrienne~

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  33. What a huge amount of work! You are amazing!

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  34. Wow Penny that's quite a job! But I am thinking of redoing my kitchen table again too. Have fun doing it, can't wait to see the photos of the "new" table!
    xoxo
    Marilyn

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  35. Penny, You have a big undertaking here. But it will certainly look beautiful! I can't wait to see the table with it's new look.
    This is so encouraing and inspiring!
    Yvonne

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  36. Your project is really coming along beautifully! I like the look of a stained top with off white legs. The new Pottery Barn catalog had a creamy off white/beige paint color in it called "mascarpone" that I loved I hope you don't have to sand all the chairs!

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  37. Penny, you amaze me. I can't wait to see more.

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  38. Oh yes, I do remember when it was yellow...just beautiful.
    White, sexy legs and a stained top is going to be fabulous. :)
    You have more energy than I do!!!
    xo bj

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  39. Can't wait to see it finished Penny! I actually love the yellow. It looked fab!

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  40. You just continue to amaze me!

    xxoo
    Becky

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  41. Wow, Penny! That's a lot of work, and the result will be gorgeous. Nothing like beautiful wood that can be used, reused, abused and re-done to look beautiful. I can't wait to see how it comes out. The inspiration pic is fantastic. Good luck :)!

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