Thursday, March 5, 2015

Walmart Kitchen Table Makeover


walmart kitchen table

I am so pregnant, but I managed to sneak in one more client job before we welcome this baby to the fold. Today, we will be looking at a makeover I did for a client who just bought her first home. She is looking to make it her own without breaking the bank and wanted to start with this table and benches she got from Walmart.com. I know some of you might be skeptical about buying furniture from Walmart, but this set is really well made and all wood at an affordable price. Honestly, it is a great set as is, but she wanted to give it a little more character, so we decided to lighten and distress it up. The result is a cozy, little farmhouse table.
chalk paint kitchen table farmhouse

The top of the table had a great butcher block finish, so we decided not to touch that and just focus on the apron and legs. As with all my client pieces, I used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. We went with one of my favorites and a classic, Old White. Followed with lots of distressing with a 150 grit sandpaper and finished off with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in clear. I used a tiny amount of a 1:1 mix of Annie Sloan Soft Wax in dark and clear on the detailing of the legs of both the table and benches to make the aging and distressing look more natural. Cutting the dark wax with clear softens the look as opposed to using it at full strength. I highly recommend this when applying over Old White or your piece may become too muddy.  
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annie sloan old white

annie sloan chalk paint farmhouse table

I love the way the detail of the legs pop once you lighten them up. The black hid those beautiful curves. What do you think? Are we crazy for painting a brand new piece? We don't think so!

2 comments:

  1. Who would have thought? WOW! Looking forward to going to my local Goodwill Stores! I might need to get a bigger place!!

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    1. Wow! It’s so lovely and stunning makeover of Walmart kitchen table. I really loved your new re-creation of table. It’s really very helpful idea for my home improvement and decoration field students and they like to follow your designing ideas who are taking College dissertation help service from me at Dissertation Help UK which is UK's best dissertation writing services and dissertation editing services provider consultancy where I am working as a dissertation tutor and helping students by providing unique work on dissertation with grammatical error free and plagiarism free. I will sure they will also love to apply this kind of renovation with natural look.

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