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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hubby's Roadside Rescue Hall Table Restyled


Do you remember how my husband performed his first roadside rescue?  If not, and you want a laugh, here is the post.

And here is the object of his rescue ...

 Ain't she sweet.  The only thing that has delayed its makeover was the raised split in the timber top.



I had no idea how to fix it.  So I thought I'd lift it a little, and that is when a huge chunk of wood split off.  Oh well, decision made.  I would take the entire top layer of wood off.  I used a paint scrapper to get under the wood and lift it off.  It was a task and a half and took a while.  But, it did come off. :)
And revealed a large stain which I assumed to be water damage from the cracked wood I removed. 

I commenced sanding the entire table, which lead to the discovery of a yellow flaking substance all over.  I assume this was old varnish.  It was time consuming to remove, but did flake off quite easily.

Live and learn because I really should have applied a primer, but in my haste I applied my first coat of chalk paint, made from flat paint and Plaster of Paris.  First time I had tried this mixture as I usually use grout instead.  This was a lot less lumpy, but not a very smooth finish.  

After I had applied 3 coats to the top I noticed I had a large tannin stain seeping through the paint.  Nooo!
 

I went to the hardware and found this product from White Knight.  It's called Stain Stop Binder and was half the price of regular stain primer.  I found it super easy to apply and a little went a long way.  I couldn't smell it at all, which is good cause I was doing it inside and it washed up in water. 

I was very happy with the result. No stain! :)

I reapplied my top coat paint twice and then sanded and distressed all over.  

To finish off I rubbed on a coat of furniture wax.


Here she is in our hall with my Easter display. :)



 So, for something that cost nothing, I'm very pleased with our new piece of furniture.

Hubby also approves of the makeover. :)

Great find honey, well worth the camo roll. ;)

:) Julie

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20 comments:

  1. It looks so cute--I love that little roadside rescue!

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    1. Thanks Sandy! Just visited your site. What a beautiful family! I'm your newest follower. x Julie

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  2. What a pretty find!! I love finding good treasures! :)
    ~Smiles, HOlly

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  3. Well done! Congrats to your hubby for snagging that fixer uper. You did a great job, hard work paid off in a big way! Hugs

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  4. Beautiful! I love the table, the finish, the styling :) Stunning!

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  5. That is such a pretty piece, thanks to all your hard work, and I LOVE your mirror over it!

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  6. It turned out so nice!! I love your table-top decorations too!! Great make-over! New follower of your blog! Please come and visit us at shabbygals.blogspot.com too!

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  7. so adorable! i love your set up as well with the bunnies. :)
    i wish my husband would rescue junque from the roadside... ;)

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  8. I love the way it turned out. I wish I had such luck finding things on the side of the road!

    ~Trisha

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  9. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show some blog luv! def a great upgrade you did on this item! loved how it turned out!! new follower :-)

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  10. I can appreciate all the time and effort you put into that table. It looks fantastic and was well worth all the work.

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  11. sounds like quite a bit of work but it turned out so cute!

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  12. Oh I love this, so pretty-you really transformed it!

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  13. Oh Wow - how did I miss this post? I remember the rescue. This turned out amazing - well done you! And great tip about the furniture wax - will try it next time I paint a piece of furniture xx Nat

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    1. Thanks Nat. Hubby isn't embarrassed about grabbing it now. He's taking all the credit for the make over too! Haha. Thanks for dropping by. x Julie

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  14. The transformation is amazing. I'm glad you shared the stain binding paint as well. I'm just starting to understand how to make over furniture I love learning little tricks like this. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  15. Sounds like this little table was a lot of work, but it sure was worth it! It looks so beautiful!! And even better that it was free!

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  16. The table turned out gorgeous. It's good to know about that stain stopper product. I've done projects in the past where the old stain kept seeping through white paint...that probably would have fixed it. I came by from Roadkill Rescue today. New follower :)

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  17. What a great job you did on that table. Makes it all worth it huh? You can use that little table for so many uses and places in your home. I'm envious, wish I had it. Good job girl.Wish we could find stuff like that here doggone it.

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  18. Try this again..besides loving your chair, it is a nice thing to hear someone else has problems with furniture. And what is even better is also hearing someone else makes their own chalk paint! I love re-doing furniture. I do a lot of it. We have kids on their own, one bought their first home, another in college and elderly parents on a budget. We redo, fix and help everyone of them. To be able to do what I love at very low cost makes me happy. And to be able to help furnish my kids homes, redo my parents furniture, and redo my husbands parents furniture on a budget makes everyone happy. Especially me. Now we have a nephew who moved out on his own without any furniture. He called us first. : ).

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