Good morning and happy Monday! Last week I shared with you the new round dining table I bought at a consignment store. It really took a village to make it happen. Want to see how it turned out?
The kitchen at our lake house, aka Happy Hill is quite small. We usually have lots of company when we are here so a nice big table was a must! The original table was six feet long without the leaf and about four feet wide so it took up a big chunk of the dining area. We felt like a round table would function better and fit the space better. This is the old table:
Last week while out shopping I found a nice round table at a consignment store. It was at least 60 inches wide which is the size we wanted. The top had a bad scratch on the top but I figured I could repair it. If not, I could always paint it. As it turns out the table is actually 63 inches across. Perfect!
So I snapped a picture and sent it to my husband and he thought it was perfect! (Plus he loved the price!) Now, to get it home….
I called my sweet baby sister who luckily just bought a truck. She met me at the store and we loaded it up. Boy was it heavy! Once back at the house we unloaded it and I immediately started painting the table base. This is what the base looked like as found. Very dusty and very black.
It took 4 coats of white chalk paint to finally cover the shiny black paint. A stipple brush would have come in handy with all of the nooks and crannies but all I had was an angled brush. It still worked. I had some stain on hand and used that to cover the scratches on the wood table top. You can still see it and a few other scratches, but hey, it’s a lake house! The top of the table has such a pretty design and stain so I’m glad I didn’t have to paint it.
The table top is super heavy so when my parents and sister came over yesterday for coffee, I put them to work. It took all of us to lift the table top and put it on the pedestal. Whew! I am using the existing chairs for now even though they are really big. I love how much room we have in the kitchen now! The table top just rests on the pedestal but I think for safety my husband will attach the top to the base at some point. I may buy a piece of glass to go on the top too just to protect it from the inevitable wear and tear.
For now we are storing the old table under a bed. We plan on eventually adding a covered deck and we will use it out there. I had an electrician come the other day and he switched out a few fixtures for me. I’ll share those later this week. For now, I’m hauling out my paint to do some touch ups. We have about 2 months before the engagement party, so my to-do list is pretty long!
I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell