Monday, January 31, 2011

Tackling The Legs! Done...

In Friday's post I showed how quickly the table top had gotten sanded, as well as the solution for how to finish the table...thanks to your comments in an earlier post.{Furniture wax!}


Before I could get to applying the wax however, the table legs and leaf needed to be sanded as well. To make sure the leaf was sanded down in a similar way to the rest of the table top, I extended the table and placed it in where it would go if feeding a crowd of 30. Seriously, have you ever seen such a big table? Even extended it fits comfortably into the space. Now to just find a dozen chairs...


Before sanding: the legs are green, really!

Then it was on to the legs. I knew from testing an area that the legs were going to prove to be a little more difficult to sand than the rest of the table: by hand rather than with a sander. I had asked my Dad in a phone call if he would want to come out and catch up while we sanded, and I really did hear silence on the other end of the phone. So that was that and I didn't bring it up again. Then he read Friday's post (in which I mention his silence to my question)...ha! He promptly called to say he'd be out on Sunday to help sand. (I guess he hadn't heard me ask on the phone?)


After sanding, green 99% gone and nearly ready to wax.


Can you tell much of a difference? Probably not. And it doesn't surprise me, the green simply does not show up in the photos. I have taken well over a hundred photos trying to capture the green tint that drove me to sand the table in the first place. No luck. Oh well, it is all turning out just fine...loving both the color and the smoother finish.


Hopefully I'll find a bit of time today to clean the table of all its dust and apply some wax...

In the meantime, here are the two winners of the Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway, each receiving a $50 gift certificate to Lisa's shop!


The first is LindsB of Everything LEB, who wrote:

LindsB said...
So so sweet! I think if my name was picked I'd have to get either the basic ID tag bracelet with my upcoming wedding date or one of the necklaces with tiny charms on it, one with my initial, one with my fiances, and one with the wedding date :)

(I was excited to see her win, how perfect with her wedding coming up! And make sure to check out her blog if you haven't already done so.)

And the second is C. M. Turner, who wrote:

C. M. Turner said...
I would LOVE the "You Are Loved" necklace for my daughter. =)

(I would probably select this as well!)

Enjoy your jewelry, and a big thanks to Lisa for hosting this giveaway here on my blog! Janell

24 comments :

  1. Congrats to the lucky girls! Your table is looking great Janell!

    -Rene

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  2. That table is fabulous...the that it isn't too wide, the legs are great and it looks a good spot to host a gathering!

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  3. The table looks so great. I agree, the turned legs are spectacular.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  4. Men and their selective hearing!
    Your table looks like something you would find at Restoration Hardware. It's beautiful!

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  5. Sanding in all those twists and turns must have taken forever. You must be thrilled to be done.

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  6. The table is looking SOOOO good!! I am in love with it! Those legs are amazing.

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  7. No...with my Dad's help it took under two hours! Much less than I had thought it would take, thanks to my Dad's help! Janell

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  8. I bet you're exhausted from sanding. I'm glad it all worked out.

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  9. That table is gorgeous - I can't wait to see it completely done.

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  10. That table really is great. I can't believe it took under two hours! Glad your Dad came through! The silence you mentioned last week made me giggle!

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  11. I really like the table and the direction that you are going with it. I always like the thought of having a big table - maybe I am just seeing a lot of friends and family filling it up - Looking forward to what is next!

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  12. The table is looking fabulous. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

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  13. I hope you are so appreciating your dad..I just think your dad is great....
    you are blessed...
    and the table is coming out beautifully...
    maureen

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  14. the table is gorgeous...those turned legs are fabulous. and how sweet of your dad to help you sand! even if it took a little public harassment!

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  15. I'm late to the party on this one, but I have a suggestion for you. If the wax doesn't do what you want on this table, consider trying an oil finish. My favorite is Minwax Oil Finish, and it's available just about everywhere. I had an antique pine tool box that someone had painted black, then green, then battleship grey. I stripped off the paint, sanded it lightly, and waxed it ... and the wood still looked dull and bare. After considering my options, I went to my workshop and got my trusty Oil Finish, wiped some in in inconspicuous spot, and the wood came alive! No shine, just a wonderful, rich, deep look, and I love it. Ten years later, the finish is still exactly the same ... with no maintenance.

    I love the lines and the grain of your table!

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  16. Janell, to die for!!!! Looks absolutely stunning. 5 stars! And very Swedish! (: I am so curious to see what chairs you pick. I can't make a decision for my own eating area. I seem to change my mind every day.

    Warm hugs to you and happy new week!

    ox, Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  17. Monika,
    What do you mean you can't make a decision on your chairs, don't you know I'm sitting back awaiting your choice so I can simply copy?!?! :)
    Janell

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  18. p.s. Hartwood Roses, Great tip...I'm keeping this in mind, and if not for this project for another I'm sure!
    Janell

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  19. Such a great table! What a fun project. Can't wait to see it when it's all done.

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  20. Janell, I just realized that I won the giveaway!!! =D How exciting!!! =) Do I need to contact her? Or how does that work? Sorry, I'm new to blogging and giveaways so I never expected to win. Thanks, ~Carla

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  21. Congrats to the winners! I'll now be shopping on Lisa's site for my Word of the Year necklace. :)

    So glad the table is coming along-- I can definitely see green in your pics, but I'm sure it's not the same as in person! Good luck! Looking forward to the finished product...and your next dinner party for 30.

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  22. Gorgeous table. I have an oak table I purchased a while back in my garage for refinishing. I LOVE this color!

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  23. Congratulations to the winners!

    That is an amazingly large table. :-) If the pictures are any indication, it's looking good so far.

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