Monday, March 5, 2012

Step 1: DONE!

Kitchen contemporary kitchen


I'm a big fan of round tables in kitchen nooks, they bring a nice balance to all the rectangular and straight lines in the typical kitchen. And as a bonus you can always manage to fit yet another chair up to the table when an extra person or two show up for dinner.

What I wasn't loving about the one in my kitchen was how the finish was standing up to the wear and tear, so I'm painting it.


After coming home from a trip to Sherwin-Williams, getting all the supplies...


I got to work sanding. Oh. Sanding. It'll stop many a project before they begin!

But luckily, by using the Adhesion Primer I only have to lightly sand the surfaces of the table, to remove the top coat of finish.


With a sander for the flat surfaces and just a bit of elbow grease for the others, the job didn't take too long. But it's a good thing I decided not to try to remove all the finish and use Briwax for a natural finish...because much of this table is not made of wood! Who knew.


And who knows exactly what it is made of. Some poly, mdf or something. Hum...


Any guesses? 

Regardless, next step: priming!

27 comments :

  1. No doubt, some unknown material is lurking beneath the finish on my dining table also. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

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  2. Hi Janell,
    I can't believe you do this in your house & not out in the garage.
    I'm anxious to see what you use & how you apply the protective finish. That's what I've been struggling with.

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  3. Can't wait to see the finished product! Saw your office featured in my Houzz email feed over the weekend!:) Have a great week...

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  4. It is going to look fabulous. I totally love that wonderful base. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Ha, ha...Mary, if I waited to move something in the garage to work on the project would never get started! Janell

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  6. I can be sympathetic with you on the sanding....I'm doing lots of that myself. I love the shape of the base of that table...solid wood or not! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  7. Those adhesion primers are the best invention ever!

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  8. I'll be looking forward to watching this process, Janell! I'm with you, I love a round table in the kitchen to offset all the straight lines.

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  9. Round tables are more conducive to great conversations with kids or adults; certainly more intimate. You seem to have the project under control. Look forward to seeing the rest.

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  10. It's maybe a resin material? Love love the shape, and I think it's going to look fabulous! have a great day!
    Nancy
    http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/03/quintessential-patina-style.html

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  11. Good Morning Janell.
    So excited to see you working on a new project...yours always seem to turn out so beautiful!

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  12. Busy girl! I can't wait to see it. I love a round table. Grew up with one and have one in our bonus room still. Happy priming.

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  13. We've been looking for a similar table for our breakfast nook. Where can we purchase one like it?

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  14. Ugh I hate sanding! A necessary evil. Cannot wait to see the final result. The shape of that table is gorgeous!

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  15. ah, sanding. my least favorite job. at least it's done, right?

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  16. Yay!!! a janell project! your furniture makeovers are always flawless...can't wait to see what you're doing with this piece!

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  17. Ugh, sanding. I hate that part. Good thing it didn't take you too long.

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  18. I can't wait to see what you do. I hate sanding too.

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  19. You are busy, Janell! I like the sanding part. Using a bit of elbow grease always makes me feel like I'm getting in a "mini workout" at least with one arm! Can't wait to see your finished table. I know it will be beautiful.

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  20. I just took on a similar project with a late 1800's floor lamp. Take a look:
    www.kisstheprince.wordpress.com
    Can't wait to see you updates!

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  21. Yay progress! I really hope this turns out just how you want, it's a beautiful shape for a table! :)

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  22. Absolutely love round tables and can't wait to see how your work turns out! Thanks so much for sharing - Jalon

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  23. love round tables as well especially in a space where everything is so boxy, and that base...gorgeous! this project is going to look so fabulous!

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  24. I love the base of your table, it's beautiful. Looking forward to see how it turned out!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration...I wish you a lovely week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  26. I'm so jealous of that round table...that base is awesome. I can't wait to see your finished product. Megan

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  27. Love that kitchen by Brian Watford. Can't wait to see what you do with the table! Great table by the way!
    Happy Tuesday Janell!.

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