Dining Table Do Over
My mom and dad’s living room, dining room, and foyer project is almost done! Now that the stairs are done and the floors are in, we are installing the final touches which is SO exciting! The final piece, which is the new dining table, comes today! Here’s a preview!
We expect to finish up this week! Keep an eye out for the final reveal!
Speaking of the dining table, a couple of months ago when we first started this project, there were several DIY projects I wanted to tackle. They all shared some sentimental meaning to my parents so instead of getting rid of them I wanted to reinvent them. One of them was the old dining room table.
This table was one of the first pieces my parents purchased right after they bought the house. There have been hundreds of dinners and a thousand memories made around this table. It was still in pretty good shape (we refinished it about 6 years ago) so it wasn’t something I wanted to trash.
My idea was to take the table and create two smaller console tables similar to the one picture below. Here’s my inspirational photo.
Here’s how ours turned out!
I have done projects similar to this one before with success. I love this idea because it’s applicable to almost any table.
This is how we did it in 8 easy steps.
Step 1: Decide on a table.
As you know, we decided on the dining room table, but you could use a side table, dining table, end table, or night table. Thrift stores are a great resource for a project like this one.
Step 2: Remove any and all hardware as well as the table legs.
Our table accommodated a leaf. That hardware needed to be removed. Once it was removed we separated the table into pieces.
Steps 3-6: Once the pieces were separated, we cut them to size, sanded and painted them.
We used a reciprocating saw to cut the table ends to the right size. You can see the cut partially done in the above pic.
We sanded the pieces with an orbital sander using 150 grit sandpaper. This grit removes the finish but doesn’t strip the table end down to the bare wood.
Then we spray painted the tops and legs a rich dark brown.
Step 7: Once the pieces were dried, we spray painted and attached a cleat to the wall, reassembled the table ends, and attached them to the cleat.
We leveled the tables prior to securing them to the cleats.
Step 8: Finally, attach the new hardware and enjoy!
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