9/2/09

HUGE-MONGUS TABLE REDO

I DID IT!!! I finally finished my table. BAD news, it only took me two months : GOOD news I DONT CARE, IT'S DONE!! Josh and I ate our first meal [of course Sushi] on it the other night. We were so giddy & happy the whole time we were eating:) Okay ENOUGH blabber, on to the REDO:

I'm a dork & forgot to snap a pic of the my table before, this table is almost EXACTLY like the one I have :

The Sanded Chair [I have FIVE] :

The Primed Chair :

The Primed Table :

The first coat on the table :

I wanted to do something a little different on the legs & chairs. I took black paint and scrubbed it down on the legs... Here's the Before :

The After : [with flash]
[how it really looks]

Next, I wanted to be even more drastic & different so I started nailing upholstery nails around the table....yep all 150+ of them, BY HAND!

SO, Here's the big FINALE :

I'm ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with my table! BIG THANKS to my husband for his AWESOME support. Ignore the DISGUSTING light fixture. I live in an apartment so those are the standard light fixtures. The Hubby & I have been debating on what to do about it. but for now it stays...SAD :..anyways : AHH, I'm going to go stare at my table some more:)
[did you notice the metal rings under the table...wait till you see what I did with them!]


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57 comments:

Sheri said...

Looks really good! I love the nail head idea, so unique.
http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/table-redo.html

The DIY Show Off said...

Katie - it's beautiful! I love it! It's definitely a HUGE improvement and a gorgeous one at that. Great job!

Roeshel

Jane said...

Great job on the table.....it doesn't matter how long it took you...you finished a project with fabulous results!!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

That's very pretty! I like your details, it really turned out nice!

~ Pam

Lisa Shatzer said...

Oh my goodness. I know that a lot of HARD work, but boy was it worth it! You have a beautiful dining table and chairs now. Good job!!!

Kimberly said...

DANG girl!! That is so awesome!! We are going to re-do our kitchen table too... But we haven't had any time.. Sometimes I wonder if we will ever have time :-)

Shannon said...

Ah, so nice! That is one big table. I will tell you, I had to remove about 500 upholstery nails from a chair project I am working on, no fun. I always loved using them, but removing them is not fun. Great job on this table!

Shirley said...

You did a great job. Looks wonderful! I love painted furniture. The nail heads really make it unique.

somedaycrafts said...

Those upholstery nails add such a great, beautiful dimension. love the table!!!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Oh my gosh Katie...over 150 upholstery nails! I'm impressed. Great work.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Della said...

Looks amazing! Those nails totally make it, too.

Kate Bagley said...

Great job on the table! Looks like you really put a lot of hard work into it! I think it paid off!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Awesome. Take that fixture down, spray it black and if you have the budget, got to lowes or hd and get new globes. They're only a few bucks each and you'll have yourself a new light. :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Amazing transformation! That was an awesome insight into a great look for your dining room.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, that nailing must have taken some time! You really did come up with a big makeover. Congrats :).

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I know you are renting, so try turning the arms upside down on the light fixutre and adding in some small bulbs then put the clip on shades on them. It will still be brass, but it looks oh so prettier. I have the same light fixture and spray painted mine pink. Soooo much better.

Great table! Love the nail head detail. Make sure you sign up twice for the Purdy Paintbrush giveaway!

Jessica Kenney said...

You are so talented!! I am not that crafty but would love to do some projects around here!

linda said...

What a great transformation. I hope that table brings you many years of joy and happy memories!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely job! I especially like how the chairs turned out -- they look so completely different than they did. Wonderful work!
Cass

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

What a fabulous project! And I LOVE the canvas'. The whole room looks awesome! Found you via Kimba's DIY. So glad I did.

Suzy said...

You sound like me, Im such a slacker! You did a great job on the table, it must have taken some patience to tack all those nails in!

Patti said...

Your hard work certainly paid off...looks fabulous, especially the nail heads - great touch!

mannequin said...

You did a marvelous job! Isn't it fun refinishing things?

It all looks gorgeous, have some more sushi.

Vintage Junky said...

Looks great!

Smiles!
Michelle

Jane said...

Those nails had me at hello! So cool!

Ally0005 said...

Your table turned out beautiful. I used to have that light fixture in another house I lived in. You could paint it or change out the globes until you found something you liked.
I also like your cool photo collage.

Ally

Sharlotte said...

Great table! The nail heads really are the finishing touch!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hey Katie! That looks PHENOM! WOW! What a difference!!!! Dont forget to link back to Bloggeritaville in your post and grab a button.
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, my friend!
Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville
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PS I am a follower

Wendy said...

That looks great!!

Carrie said...

That looks AMAZING! Those tacks must have taken forever. Nice job!!!!

Magic Brush said...

I love that!!!!!!! I "heart" tacks.

LizO said...

Right on, that's a fabulous transformation! I really like the addition of the upholstry nails. That's really unexpected.

Terry said...

Love the table, the nailing done on the edge - the dining room is very updated! I love the pictures hanging it too!

Michelle said...

Love upholstery nails and we used them on our living room fireplace surround and I just love them!

Alicia said...

The upholstery nails are a great idea. Almost makes it look like the top of the table is leather! How clever of you. I can't imagine hammering 150 by hand...lol.

ImagineCozy said...

How did your decide on the upolstery nails? That is such a great idea on a table. It creates some interesting detail. It looks great.
-Angela

Ashlee said...

Great Job on your Table. My husband and I are starting on our coffee and end tables.

I have 1 question: How did you get your header from shabby blogs centered??
I have tried everything.Any info would be great.

~ashlee

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey Katie-it looks great and thank you for posting to the Knock Off party but I need you to add my button to your post.
Thanks
Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

You did a great job-thanks for posting and I added your button and posted to your party as well.

Cheri

Sarah said...

It looks fabulous! Great job!

Crafty Niche said...

Wow, great job!! I love your portraits the wall as well. :) Congrats on your wedding!

Helen Joy said...

That table looks unbelievable! It looks so unique!

Brooke said...

i love the nail head idea! you think it would work on my table redo? http://www.thenewdorothy.com/2009/08/table-for-three.html

I'm just thankful i only had three chairs to sand instead of five. :) Great job!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Really a cute idea, the nailheads. Sort of gives it a leather like look. NICE!

jskell911 said...

That looks fantastic! The nails were such a great idea

Gina said...

beautiful! I especially love the pics of you and your hubby in the background. you make a great couple! love love it all!

Goodwill Haunting said...

You did a great job! And I love the added detail of the nail heads. Kudos for finishing such a big project!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello~ ~I did a table this week too only I didn't have 5 chairs to do! Yikes, hope you had a sprayer for your job. I used a brush.
It looks great. Yes, I will excuse the light fixture I've got one of those too and I can't remove it till I get a replacement and I want a crystal chandy! Oh be still my heart.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Stephanie said...

it turned out great!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You are one of my favs this week, go see what I had to say about your project and grab your I've been featured...Button
Cheri

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Looks great in that space; but you must have one patient hubby....2 months, did you say!!! WOWEEE...but better slow and right than fast and wrong , I say!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, I saw you at DIY Show Off and had to comment. I just finished a project with nailhead trim myself that I'll be posting shortly. IMO it is definitely worth the effort you put into nailing each individually. I used the strips of nailhead trim and am not entirely pleased with the result. Yours looks great.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

I love this table and what a smart idea with the nail heads! Thanks so much for linking up with us! ~Ashley

Angie said...

Looks so high end and gorgeous! You were so smart to add that trim!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I just did a similar treatment to an antique table (sans the nailhead trim) and I must say yours is much nicer. Great transformation!
peace, cindy

Leanne said...

It looks so great. I love the nailheads. It adds so much. Thanks for sharing.

Mallorie said...

Oh my goodness...I've only read a few posts on your blog but already it's one of my new FAVORITES!!! :-) You're very talented and I love what you've done with your table!!! I can't wait to look around your blog and see more of what you've done! We're a lot alike from what I've seen so far!!! :-)