Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dining Room Table Makeover

I wanted to share some pictures of our dining room table makeover with you all today! 

My maternal grandmother passed away 7 years ago. At the time, I was in the middle of my junior year of college. My mom was given my grandmother's dining room table and she immediately gave it to me so that I could use it whenever I had a house of my own. Josh and I were dating at the time {we got engaged later that year}, so he stored the table at his parent's house in their large walk-in attic. 

We were married a year and a half later, but the first house we bought didn't have a dining room, so the table continued to stay in storage. When we bought our current house a few months ago, I was excited about the thought of using my grandmother's table in our home, but I knew the table needed a serious makeover. It was a great table, but there was some wear-and-tear on the top. I also wanted a much, much darker stain on the table. 

Josh and I had not done anything like this before, but I was determined to have the table in my house. We decided to not let the fact that we were clueless stop us. :)

Here are the before pictures. The ones on top are exactly how the table looked straight from storage. The ones on the bottom are after Josh and his dad sanded the table down to it's original state. 


And here is the finished table! I LOVE the way it looks in our home!


The dark finish really brings out the neat design of the table. We first tried an espresso stain and the table kept soaking it up, so we used black bean paint mixed into an oil-based stain and it was the absolute perfect color and mixture for the table. 


We bought these 6 ivory parsons chairs to make the table a little more contemporary. I like the clean, comtemporary look! I actually ordered the chairs online which was a little brave on my part, but I love them! 



We still need to decorate the room, but I'm having an issue deciding on what I want, so it may be a little longer. :)



Everyone loves a good "before and after" picture, right?


Not too shabby for our first table re-do! This table truly was a labor of love! 

I am so excited about having this table in our home. I have lots of memories of meals around this table with my mom's family. There were 9 grandchildren growing-up, so we could crowd a table on holidays. :) I am looking forward to making lots of new memories with my own little family around this special table. 

64 comments:

Chelsea said...

where you order chairs from?

Amy said...

It's beautiful! And what great taste your grandma had :) Love that you were able to make it your own and can think of her as you enjoy it. Also, can't wait to see more of the new house!

Carrie said...

GORGEOUS!!! That's EXACTLY what I want!

Stephanie Houghton said...

Looks awesome!

Debbie said...

Looks terrific!

Traci said...

It looks great! I love the huge window in your dining room!

Carrie77 said...

Love the color of the table. And, I love the chairs, too!

His Doorkeeper said...

Love your new look!! You did an awesome job!!

Nancy said...

Simply stunning! I need your help decorating the Hudspeth house!

Alex and Jill said...

You did a great job!! This looks just like our table from EA! Which now has a stain on the top and needs to be sanded/re-stained. :-/ I thought Alex was going to throw up when I showed it to him. Maybe you and Josh need to go into the furniture repair biz. :) I'd pay you to fix mine!! LOL

Love it!

Mariela said...

Awesome job! You are my decor inspiration.

Lauren said...

I just love this!!!!!!!!! :)

Jane said...

The fellows did suc
h an awesome job - it looks so professional! I would love to be brave enough to do a similiar project on our own dining room table. Did they seal it with something after they stained it?

tigerchick said...

Beautiful!

Melissa said...

Love it! I have my grandmother's table too and love that we are making new memories with our family around that same table.

Lynford Rozario said...

Gorgeous
Liked it..:)
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lifewiththebs said...

Wow, that looks amazing! Great job!

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

GORGEOUS!! Great job girly!!

Emily B said...

It looks so good! I want to redo mine, but know restaining will be a fuss. Seeing this makes me want to suck it up and stain it darker!

All About the Armes' said...

Beautiful! It looks amazing!

Kassi Webre said...

Beautiful! I am looking for similar chairs for my dinning room table. Can you please let me know where you found the chairs?

The Party said...

Hi. I love the look of the table and I am trying to achieve the same stain for my bedroom furniture & have had no luck. I have stained & restained. Do you mind sending me the exact paint/stain mixture you used? I would sooo appreciate it! Thanks! It looks great! Tara

estetik said...

what great taste your grandma had :) Love that you were able to make it your own and can think of her as you enjoy it. Also, can't wait to see more of the new house!
Estetik

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