A beautiful, sturdy table that has served families for over a dozen years. Years of snacks and meals, cookie decorating, valentine creating, and playdoh sculpting. It didn't take that long to remove the marker stains and dried bits of leftovers, but it was a challenge.
I think the challenge was the weather. For days on end, it was in single digits outside and below 30 degrees in my garage. Even the portable propane heater couldn't tackle that much cold. With that said, my Citrus Stripper didn't work very well. I did two coats, and I could see all the original varnish still had not been removed. So I had to whip out the belt sander and away we went.
|All stripped clean|
I went with a creamy white homemade chalk paint for the apron and chunky legs, and then slightly distressed them. I used polyacrylic to seal the paint and three coats of polyurethane for the top. Her dimensions are 42" wide, 29.5" tall, 60" long, and 78" long with the leaf.
|Loving those legs!|
Have a lovely day,