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Kitchen Table Makeover With Chalk Paint

This past weekend was a happy weekend. I finally, finally, put away the ORANGE maple chairs that have been haunting my kitchen for the past couple years. Orangey stained wood seems to gravitate towards me. Bye bye baby. That’s right, I finished the drop cloth upholstery project I was working on and I am super pleased with how this kitchen table makeover turned out. The chairs ended up pairing well with the salvaged pine harvest table I rehabbed this past autumn. Now if only someone would get around to hanging up the driftwood art on that blue wall… ahem.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

I am disappointed to tell you that the before photos of the table were accidentally deleted from my camera. I do still have a photo of one of the chairs to show you, but the table. Sigh. Let me help you. Close your eyes. Now imagine a bright orange pine table chewed up by a dog and built to fit short people. This table was about 4″ shorter than standard table height. It was weird. Even after I rehabbed the kitchen table I was still using these Canadian-made maple chairs circa 1960 that had been part of our previous dining set up until Sunday. See below for photos.

Overall the kitchen table makeover was more work than I anticipated. It had one heck of a finish on it, that even the heavy duty stripper wouldn’t get off, and it involved a lot of sanding and Annie Sloan chalk paint in Coco to cover it up. The Coco by the way, was a huge surprise because it’s so grey in my kitchen. Always test a paint colour out in the room its going in because light plays a huge part in how it looks. The top was sanded down and then I neutralized the natural yellow pine tones with a pickling wash made from basic latex primer to give it a nice driftwood vibe.

Wood Dining Chair Makeover

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

If you can’t see why it had to go, well then gtfo. Good bye. So long. I don’t miss you. Now, onto the photos, which is why you are here. I saw something in those ugly pink chairs and I am relieved to know that I was right because they were alarming to look at in their original state.

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Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

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Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

Kitchen table makeover from orange pine disaster to farmhouse chic harvest table with annie sloan Coco and a pickling stain top.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply yankeeburrow

    I’d love to see it with the driftwood on the wall. :0)
    Debbi

    April 20, 2016 at 11:57 am
    • Reply Jenn Schleich

      I will definitely post a picture when we get it up Debbi. Maybe I’ll hire a local handyman lol. It weighs about 50 lbs so I’m nervous to hang it myself, usually I’m okay for hanging art but 50lbs is a lot.

      April 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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