Saturday, September 26, 2009

kitchen table transformation


We got this table back in July at an unfinished furniture store for a great price. It's a sturdy, real wood table....with a slight imperfection.


The wood had already been finished while at the store...and then damaged.


So...we decided to take advantage of this imperfection (and great price)...to see what we could come up with.

So Geoff bought some wood (and since I am so technical...I have no idea what kind or anything like that). And he cut out the part of the table that was 'bad.'

Cut a rectangular piece of the new wood...

And glued it to the table.

"Tah-dah!"

He then sanded the square piece down to where it looked more uniform with the table.

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I had decided long before we moved in that I wanted a black table. No rhyme or reason...just what I had decided that I wanted.

So he ended up using this black finish type thing that he had never used before. It's pretty shiny. Hoping we can maybe dull it down later...but I'll be happy either way.

This shows a close-up of the corner that he fixed. You can still kind of see it...and Geoff warned me over and over before we bought it that we would still see it no matter what...and I told him over and over again that I was fine with it. And I still am.

For some reason...I had it in my mind that I wanted this imperfect table. I did not want it to be uniform. I wanted to be able to use it. I wanted it to have character. (Yes- I am still talking about the table, here.)

When we saw the table at the store, there were only 2 chairs sitting at it. But...there was another damaged table sitting next to ours that had 4 chairs...so we simply took 2 from that table to make our 4.

They were finished with different stains...and if you look closely...they are even slightly different chairs. Which only makes me like the table even more.



Let me show you my favorite parts of this table...

Geoff burned some of the edges to get this look...


Here...I think he was just didn't get enough stain in this spot....and I love how it looks. (And just to clarify...he would 'fix' this...but I do not want him to.)

THE corner...






So this is it. Our kitchen table.

3 comments:

Jodie said...

The table looks really nice! You had a great vision and Geoff did a great job!

Kristin said...

Geoff did do a great job! Looks very nice!

Matt and Amy said...

Great job Geoff! That looks amazing! I can't wait to see it in person!

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