For months I've been wanting to start working on some projects around the house and I finally dived back in. I am constantly changing my mind on things but I like to start giving a few things around my house a makeover at least once a year. I decided to start with my dining room table. Two years ago I decided I wanted to try the shabby chic look and I painted my rustic table white. Everyone was so mad at me because they always complement me on the table but I figured it was paint and I could always restore it back.
I remember eyeing it on craigslist for a few months. It was being sold by a interior designer who lived in Los Angeles and was moving out of state. My brother lives nearby there so I knew he could pick it up for me since I'm in San Diego. It was love at first sight and I really had my heart set on it, especially because it came with the four chairs you see in the picture which I really wanted. Unfortunately it was listed at $400 which was way more than I could pay.
I knew to keep an eye on it because if she had to sell it last minute she would probably slash the price. Well it was worth the wait because she ended up slashing the price to $125 for the table and chairs two days before she was ready to move. Once I heard back from her and setup a pickup time, I quickly listed my ikea dining table and sold it for $150. So I pretty much traded in my ikea table for a designer table and still had some change in my pocket. I was ecstatic!
I have started stripping the paint off the table with Citrustrip which is a non toxic paint stripper that I found at Home Depot. I use this one on all my projects that need paint stripped. It smells good and I love that it's non-toxic since sometimes I have to work with it indoors.
I always forget how time consuming paint stripping is but it actually relaxes me when I get to work on my projects. It has already taken me a few days and I got a little tired on this one. My son was nice enough to take over for a bit. I normally would use something on the bottom so my floors don't get messy but since we are going to renew the wood floors I figured I would just leave it that way. This ensures that we get it done sooner than later since it looks horrible.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these pictures and reading the back story on my table. Stay tuned for the reveal of the finished dining room table, Coming Soon!. Can't wait to show you all. This makeover has inspired me to makeover the entire dining room since it looks like my idea for the table might not match the rest of the dining room. I'm excited to get started and see what I come up with. Also, make sure to follow my blog because there is a big giveaway next month that has to do with the kitchen. It's going to be HUGE! Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!