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How do I transform this dining table into what I want?

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PaintbrushPatty

HELP!

How do I transform this table:

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To this table?:

[IMG]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/LCK1964/House%20And%20Home/04.jpg[/IMG]

I don't even know where to start. I've read about sanding liquid...that appeals to me. What primer? What paint? How many coats of polyurethane? Should I distress it like the photo?

These are my chairs that I plan to paint as well, but in a deep near black color:

[IMG]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k119/LCK1964/House%20And%20Home/IMG_1461.jpg[/IMG]

...and any suggestions for "how to" on painting them would be much appreciated too.

Thank you!

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PaintbrushPatty

Dianne wrote:
Another tip ....Don't buy inexpensive paint brushes if you are brushing on the paint! :hairpull: I'm currently refinishing a table & bought cheap brushes. The hairs are coming out onto the wet paint GRRRRRR!!!!

Hi Dianne,

Did you finsh your project? I'd love to see pics, if possible?

I started the pedestal. I've primed with BIN 123 after sanding. Sanded again, and primed with another coat. I am still deciding on my top coat colour...I'll post pics when I'm done the whole table.

Thanks everyone for your help. :)

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pqrst

Hi! Not sure if you have already started this project - I LOVE what you are going for btw - but for "liquid sandpaper" you might use Circa 1850 stripping agent (you can find it at Rona and Home Depot - it looks like this: [url]http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/woeimages/00007324.jpg[/url]). We used it on our master bedroom floors and it worked wonders stripping off the lacquer and even a bit of the stain. The pad sander we used for the living/dining area floors was no match for the Circa 1850 and we will be using that stuff to refinish the guest bedroom, hallway, stairs and office floors.

All you do is goop the stuff on, spread it around with a cheap paintbrush (seriously, cheap, because it will be ruined by the time you are finished), then wait 15 to 20 minutes and scrape the gunk off with a putty knife. It does not harm the wood, and you just do a light sanding before painting/staining.

You just have to be very careful not to get it on your skin, I splashed it on myself a few times accidentally and it BURNS but does not leave a mark. Wear gloves, a mask, eye protection etc.

Dispose of the gunk in the trash, just make sure to put it in a cardboard box or something as it will eat through plastic bags :)

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Thanks so much, Pearl_girl! :clapping:

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Oh Pearl_girl, your desk is FABULOUS!!! Just the inspiration (and visual guidance I needed!!!) -- thank you! What paint brand and paint colour did you use? Do you find the surface holding up well? :applaud:

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Thanks Inglewood. Just wondering though...can I use a foam roller if using oil paint?

Also, I am rethinking going off white for the table and going with a deep brown, almost black. Any paint color suggestions? I've seen BM Coffee Bean suggested throughout this forum for different jobs. Is this color more brown than black?

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Hmmm. I had planned on using a roller for the top of the table...Maybe I should look into other options like having the set sprayed...Anyone in Ottawa who could recommend a place for me to get a quote?

I'm trying to keep this project as simple as possible. I recently stained a pine dresser. It was bare wood so really it should have been an incredibly easy project...it wasn't. I'll never use the two in one product again. Grrr.

Again, thanks for the help. :)

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PaintbrushPatty

I actually plan on buying the Zinsser primer. I was searching for liquid sandpaper (via internet last night) and there is nothing listed at Home Depot nor Canadian Tire. I haven't tried other places yet.

Thank you for the oil paint suggestion. If it saves time, I'm all for it, but it has to be durable. I have a crazy three year old boy! LOL!

Again thanks...:)

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Thanks very much! :)

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