Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pub Table Set Makeover


About a year ago I bought this set and had intentions of redoing it for last year’s vintage fair. I never got it done, so the other day I dug it out of my stash and gave it a makeover, which I’ll share with you here.

The before picture..


Everything was fairly solid with the set, only a few bolts to tighten on the table and a few of the chairs had missing braces on the bottom part, (you can see in the picture) so I cut a few out and pinned them on.

I wanted to do something unique for the table top, something to add a little character, so I opted for grooves, making it look like a plank top. I got hubby to help me a little with running the router, since I haven’t used it much.


We did a random spacing with the grooves and kept them shallow since no one wants to scrape crumbs out of a crack on a table top.

I then proceeded to paint the legs and skirting on the table, and the chairs. I used my trusty old sprayer and gave everything two coats of an off white paint and a coat of polycrylic.


Again, the before..


and the after..



I didn’t refinish the top, I only sanded it and gave it a coat of polycrylic.


Our lawn is slightly sloped, so if the picture looks crooked, that is why. :)

I forgot to mention that I also distressed the edges before applying the polycrylic..


I get a little carried away when taking pictures of my furniture makeovers and end up incorporating flowers into the photo, just to see how it goes together.. okay,that’s a little weird, isn’t it? Oh well, it’s fun. I wish I could get the scent to you too. :)


You will possibly see this set at the fair this year, which is coming up on June 24th!


Thanks for visiting, you all!