My husband's parents also donated some great pieces to our cause. One such piece is this classic round pedestal table with a dark finish. We love the table, its shape and size are perfect for our space. They bought this table when they were first married (over 30 years ago!) and it had already been handed down to Erin and her hubby when they first bought their home. Well, it found it's way into our home and by then it had acquired a few bumps and bruises. That's why we decided to give this classic old table a facelift with a fresh coat of paint. Here is the before picture:
We figured that since the stain was so dark and we wanted to paint it white, we would need to sand it down so the color would really stick. In doing so we discovered that this little treasure was a purchase from Ethan Allen. (Wow, great taste!) No wonder it has been able to withstand the test of time. Here is a shot of our work in progress:
And at last, the big reveal. We sanded, primed, painted, and polyurethaned the table and are thrilled with the results. I found a set of black schoolhouse chairs at Pottery Barn and admired the lines, however the price tag wasnt working for me. So I ventured over to Target.com and found a similar set from their Adams Dining Collection for way less. What do you think? Did we breathe a new life into an old table, or will our children be "refinishing" this table back to it's original finish 30 years from now?