It has been 9 months since Travis and I have had a dining room table! How awful is that considering all the value that comes from a table and chairs?! Well....we found this solid, oak wood treasure online for only $40 dollars! I think Janene, whom we have nicknamed the "Craigslist Queen," would be so proud of our find;) The table's previous condition wasn't too shabby, but we wanted a different "look". Antiquing was the answer: much more work than we imagined, but well worth it! We absolutely love it and can't wait to eat our first family meal.
Step Two: Sand, sand, & sand some more! Annabelle did the cutest thing: She walked over, grabbed the sandpaper from my hand, and started sanding the legs of the chair!
Step Three: Apply primer where you want to antique
Step Four: Paint 2 coats of white paint
Step Five: Stain the chair seats (color: Dark Walnut)
Step Six: Sand over dried white paint for that "antiqued look"
Step Seven: Glaze over the white paint, let it sit for 5 minutes, then wipe off
Step Eight: Apply 2 coats of clear coat finish
The pictures don't do it justice,
BUT... here is our Beautifully Antiqued Final Result!