Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Play Room Table

Thanks so much to Bonbon Break for sharing our table.  I happened to hop on Craiglist the other day, and I had not been on there is a while. Usually there is not much for sale of interest where we live. But, on Friday I saw some preschool tables and chairs being sold at a church near by. I had always wanted to purchase one of the tables from PBK, but never had it in the budget to do so.

I couldn't pass up the table for twenty bucks and some chairs to go with it.  The table and chairs are both over 50 years old according to the director of the school.

Here is what they looked like as soon as we unloaded them from our truck.  Rob then sanded the entire table using a hand sander, wiped it with mineral spirits and then applied some gel stain. He painted the legs of the table and then used antiquing glaze over top of it to give it an aged look. This table is fifty years old, so it is pretty aged all by itself. Finally the top got a coat of polyurethane   

We are very happy with the purchase it was a total of $50 for all the chairs and the table, but I think it was worth it. We left the chairs alone for now, but may consider doing a similar treatment to them in the future.

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  1. Wow~ that's amazing :) Something like that would have cost a fortune in a store!

  2. You and Rob are ambitious. I love that you got this on Friday and that by Sunday it's done, ready to be used and a post has been written about it. You are is this beautiful table.

  3. Wow, that turned out beautifully! And seriously, how do you get things done so quickly???

  4. wow, megan! i LOVE that! i love the size and shape and love its new look!

  5. My gosh! SCORE! you did a great job at fixing this girl up! Love it!

  6. Holy smokes! That is one fabulous find and you've made it even better! You guys don't wait around much do you!! I love this!

  7. Wow that looks nice. Great job. So glad you shared it on I Gotta Try That.

  8. It looks so good! You guys are so on top of it! If I bought this set it would sit in my garage for months (maybe even years) before I did anything to it! Great job!

  9. This is just great! I saw this very set myself. I pined after it, but sadly, have no room. Maybe one day when we have finished the basement. Great for you for finding and seeing the potential. There are quite a bit Sunday school closures occurring. Sad, but great chances to pick up quality child-sized furniture.

  10. Hello!!!
    Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog! I love what you did to the table!! You definitely gave it new life (and for such a great price, too!!) :D

  11. I remember sitting at tables and chairs just like that as a child! What a wonderful find.

  12. It turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. I love this table. I'll have to be on the look out for one. I'd love to have a kid size table and chairs for when we have friends over.

  14. What a great table. I've been looking for something just like this on Craig's List.

    Thanks for leaving a comment about my black and white laundry room.

    I'm now following you.

  15. I love how it turned out, pretty and ready for at least another fifty years! :)

  16. Turned out fabulous! I like the white contrasting with the wood.

  17. What a fantastic makeover! I love the new look--especially the wood stain mixed with white. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend!

  18. What a great find and fabulous redo Megan! I love the wood and white together, thank you so much for sharing at the Pretty Things Party at twelveOeight!!

    xoxo, Tanya

  19. Geez, that WAS a find! For $50, there's no way to pass that up! I love the end result, it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with One Creative Weekend!

  20. Awesome! And it looks wonderful :). Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  21. meeeeeegan! These look amazing and i love the finished look. Did your husband use the white paint like a wash? I can see some of the grain on the wood and I would love to know how you did it.

  22. OMG you are so awesome, Megan! I wish I had seen this before Friday so I could sing your praises in person! Beautiful!

  23. Looks great - nice job! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  24. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

  25. Love the table and chairs ! Great job refinishing it !


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