Harvest Table Makeover | before & after

I’m so happy with how this table turned out. I’ve been wanting a different table for our dining room for a while now. We had that beautiful ornate circle one for so long but it really wasn’t practical. I wanted a long rectangular table for us to gather at.

We lucked out, as we found this table on the side of the road, up the street from us. My husband was kind enough to Herc’ it back home in one piece over his head. Thanks Honey! (I should have taken a photo)

It was missing a screw on one of the legs, so I took one out of another spindle I had in the garage for the time being.

Here’s what she looked like before:

Table before

Because I had so many projects on the go, she sat in the barn for some time but I’m so happy I finally got around to working on her.

My hubby helped muscle some of the sanding of the table top. Some of it did not want to come off. I wanted it to be an uneven moody finish, anyway, so we worked this to our advantage.

I used Minwax’s Jacobean and this is after only one coat. I was loving how it was turning out. (I’ve linked in everything I used at the bottom of this post)

I painted the base and legs in Country Chic Paint’s Cheesecake and distressed it a little bit. I added a mix of their glaze around the details of the spindles and where the table skirt meets the legs in Graphite and Smoky Quartz.

Now I’m debating on trying to find new chairs or working with the ones we’ve got. I’d like to try to strip down or at least chippy up the two older ones we have and maybe keep  an eye out for 4 more. The other 4 we have were painted when we got them. I love the mint green but I’m not sure it really goes in this case.

To finish the tabletop after several coats of Minwax’s Jacobean, I used Country Chic’s Tough Coat. It’s left a couple streaks that are only really visible in the bright sunlight but I’m deciding if I should sand it lightly and re-apply. This was the first project where I used tough coat on such a big surface. The first coat was streak free but after the second coat the streaks showed up. I’m not sure what I did wrong.

Maybe I’ll keep them for the kitchen.

So here she is! Finally finished.

I shared our first fall table in a post here. I can’t wait to decorate it for thanksgiving dinner and will probably play around with it a few times over the season.

I also shared my little inspirational desk space that you can see here in this photo.

We’re really enjoying eating at it as a family. I’m so glad it’s finally finished and I do love how it turned out.


What I used for this project:

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