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Rustic Kids Table and Chair Set

Bold, bright and better ... don't you think? This lightweight solid wood kids set has seen better days. It needed a makeover and ASAP. First step was to scrub it all clean to prep for the next steps. This was a gorgeous day in November, not typical for Canada.. it totally called for the table to be hauled outside and power sanded back to the bare wood. The rest of the table edges and the chairs were hand sanded to smooth all the chips and dings with a  Dixie Belle sanding sponge  . Even though it is wood sanding passed these dings would take away too much surface wood. Some of the deeper dings were left to keep a rustic country feel for the set.  I wanted to try my newest color of  Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel Stain  called temptress. I love it! The base and chairs were painted a coat of  Dixie Belle   paint  called mermaid tail using one of my favorite brushes; my pointed sash Staalmeester. Everything was left to dry. Lesson learned: Once dry I found that pouring the stain in a circle w

classic refinished coffee table in plaster and cappuccino

When a great customer offered me purchase of her mission style coffee and end table set I jumped. I love this chunky craftsman look. It did however have some water damage on the top so needed some reloving.

Orbital power sander to the rescue, a few 80-120 grit pads later it was all sanded off and ready to get a new look.

let the sanding begin and done, now for a good scrub and let dry well

I chose my favorite Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in cappuccino. This easy to use no chemical smell finish goes on so easy and leaves a lovely finish. I sand lightly with 0000 steel wool between coats to make it even smoother. I went with 3 coats of the dark brown stain and then added the natural color for additional durability. Each coat was left over night to dry well.

for the base I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in a warm white called Plaster.
Two coats lightly sanded between with a sponge sander and left to dry overnight

I like to add some depth to this creamy color so I added Homestead House espresso furniture wax . It adds character too and easy to brush on and wipe off. I also likes it adds a bit more durability to the bottom shelf surface. Time to reattach bottom shelf and hardware and haul in to stage this beauty for sale. Did I mention I have the matching end table that can be done in the same techniques and colors?


I have received product as a brand blog rep in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint & Homestead House Paint Co. 



Shared at these linked up parties
Talk of the Town
To Grandma's House We Go
Creative Inspirations
Friday's Furniture Fix
Farmhouse Friday
Best Friday Features
Silver Sundays
Inspirations Galore
Happiness Is Homemade


  1. I love the new look of your table! Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town!

  2. Another wonderful makeover! Such a nice update and a I love the soft grey white hue of this color! Thanks for sharing your project at #FridaysFurnitureFix!

  3. I just love the tranformation you did on this table! It's a huge improvement and it really pops!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned and shared! :)


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