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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Grain Sack Striped Table
This is one of my favorite recent furniture projects. If I had room for it, it would definitely be living at my house.
The table was a cast-off from hubby’s grandparents, and we used it in our basement for a long time to hold junk. Then, when I decided to start The HomeShed last fall, I decided it was an excellent candidate for the sale.
Not surprisingly, it did not sell in its “before” state. The week before our spring barn sale. I decided to give it a makeover.
I started by clamping, gluing and screwing the top down. It was a bit warped, but a few days in the clamps with screws holding it together and it was much better.
Then, I painted.
No sanding or prep work, since the wood was pretty weathered and I was going for a distressed look.
I put a quick coat of cream on and let that dry overnight.
Next, I taped off the design and painted navy grain sack stripes.
After that dried, I distressed a bit with my sanding sponge and went over the whole thing with some wood stain to darken it up a bit more.
The chairs were from my dining room. I recovered them in a navy ticking stripe.
The table was free to me and the chairs cost $2 each at a garage sale 6 or 7 years ago (and I’d been using them in the dining room since then!) Because of that, I’m able to charge only for my labor and supplies, and this set – table & 4 chairs – is priced at $150.
The set is still for sale, so email or call if you’re interested (contact info on my HomeShed facebook page) or come see it in person at our next sale June 28-30th at Red Granite Farm.
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