Farmhouse kitchen table set~ It's Done and a Giveaway!

Last week I posted the work in progress on the farmhouse table and windsor chairs we received from a friend, for the kitchen. I shared my inspiration photos and plans in that post. After lots of painting, sanding and protecting they are now finished and I am so happy I decided to make that first brush stroke. Hang in to the end, I'm sharing the before and during first, and celebrating the finished job with a giveaway at the end.
The finish on the table had lots of use loving and needed to be refinished. I love pine furniture.

I couldn't decide between black or white, and slapped on some finally settled on black. In my usual indecisiveness I painted the table legs and chairs before I sanded the top. It seemed easier and more satisfying at the time ;) No problem though. After it thoroughly dried we took it outside and I sanded away. I jokingly asked Mr. BCS if he wanted to sand and he laughed and said he'd rather make the dinner and do the dishes. Yeah, and I forgot all about sanding the tabletop extensions that can be added onto either end. A project for another day.
Sanding with my palm sander and a 60 grit sandpaper to remove the finish and then a 220 grit to make it nice and smooth.
The table top was stripped to the bare wood. I love the look and smell of bare wood. That could be why I would rather spend time in the hardware store then at the perfume counter in a department store!
The bar stools still need one more coat of paint, Verathane and reupholstering before they will be ready. Inspiration photo here. Our oldest son wants me to keep the black pleather seat cushion, but I'm thinking white denim might be a better choice.
I don't own a fancy respirator because I avoid don't do a lot of sanding, but this 3M N95 Sanding and Fiberglass disposable respirator mask works well. And safety glasses over the fogging up regular glasses.
I used BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Paint and Primer In One in Interior Satin Enamel with a brush for the chairs and the table legs/apron (seriously love love this paint.) I rubbed Minwax English Chestnut stain on with a rag for the tabletop (a lot bit darker than what I expected.) Easy peasy, though. All pieces were coated with Verathane Interior Diamond Wood Finish in Satin (water based.)
Oh, and speaking of paint, total score the other day at Home Depot. I paid the regular $20 Canadian for the black, and this week found a neat charcoal mistint, same paint, for $3. The two little mistint tester pots, white and a tan, were $1 each (regularly $4.99 Cdn.)
And finally, the After

The barstools are not quite finished but I like how the aqua looks up against the breakfast bar. Beefing up the trim and corbels on this area, and the kitchen wall to the left, is a future plan.
We are also putting white beadboard under the cabinets (the yellow is the previous kitchen colour.)
The little aqua shelf is just temporary until I find my baking cupboard.
Cost breakdown:
BEHR paint black ~$20 small can
Table and chairs~ free from a friend
Barstools~ $45 for the pair
Minwax stain~ $9
Verathane~ $14

Everything else we already had and we still have lots and lots of the supplies leftover for other projects too.
A giveaway for my friends!
My third giveaway is for a set of four dish/face cloths  that I crocheted. Nothing fancy, just a little thank you for my wonderful friends and readers.
{One comment per person please. If you don't have a blog be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner will be drawn randomly from all comments on Wednesday, Sept. 1st.}
This giveaway has now ended. Be sure to stop back again, I plan to have another.
Have a wonderful weekend and ending to August!

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  1. This really turned out great! We had the same set that is very well loved I'd say... LOL The girls now have it downstairs in their playroom for a craft table. :-) Love how everything in your room really comes together. Great job!

  2. Looks wonderful Elizabeth! I went WOW when I saw the black base. I'd bet it's even more awesome in person. Black looks great in your space, it's a wonderful anchor.

    I LOVE those kind of dishcloths... they are the BEST. Cool you can make them!


  3. Your farmhouse table and chairs and the bar stools are fabulous, Elizabeth. Great job!

  4. You certainly gave new life to that table !! lOve how it turned out!!

  5. your table is great but your aqua pieces are AWESOME!!!! your rooms are very inspiring, thank you for sharing!
    Cassy cwlhwc@yahoo.com

  6. That looks amazing!!! I love farm tables. The aqua touches look really good too. What a happy place :)

  7. Your kitchen turned out beautiful. Wish you lived near me because I could use some help!

    Great giveaway...I hope I win!

    Nancy5678 at aol dot com

  8. Looks great Elizabeth! Your kitchen is a real show piece, polished yet still cozy! I love the aqua tempered against the black. Well done.

    Want to come here and paint now. I've started my painting projects and after one day, I'm ready to chuck the paint brush. : /


  9. Looks great! I like how shiny the black turned out.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous-great job!

  11. The table is beautiful! Would like to find a farmhouse table for the dining room. Would love a set of those dishcloths. They are the best.Jackie

  12. You did a wonderful job!! I love the color of the table top :) I've been wanting to do ours darker since ours is the same color yours was, now I know what I can do with it if hubby will let me, lol. I smell a trip to Home Depot this weekend to checkout mistinted paints, lol. Love those dishcloths, they are the best!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the awesome weather we are suppose to have!
    Take care, Trish

  13. The table looks great!!! And I'm a sucker for anything aqua so I'm really lovin the barstools!!!
    And you crochet!!! Amazing!!

  14. It looks beautiful!! You did a great job!! I LOVE crocheted cloths. I wish I could crochet, but I seem to be too clumsy!! :)
    Jennifer (Pidjen)

  15. your table turned out beautiful. i love a project that you can enjoy daily, once it's finished!
    would LOVE to win your giveaway!

  16. Great job on your table and chairs. I love this little aqua. It is peaceful.
    count me in for your giveaway. It is always useful to have these dish cloth.

  17. Wow, Elizabeth, that table looks brand new. You did a wonderful job.

  18. Elizabeth .. you did a fabulous job ... they are beautiful black ... they ground the whole room.

  19. Amazing!!!!! You did and fantastic job. Your kitchen is gorgeous.
    Happy Weekend

  20. Oh, I like it! The table and chairs don't even look related to the before pictures. Great job! Visiting from FJI.

  21. I love the black with the varnished top. I'm with you in trying to decide on white or black for my table - tough decisions. Fantastic job on the table and chairs. You're such a sweetie to have a giveaway.

  22. Just found your blog. I really like the color of the English Chestnut stain. Your projects are looking great.

  23. Looks great! The aqua color for the stools was a fun choice. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week after I posted on SNS...I'm just now getting a chance to peek around :) Take care, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  24. It all looks amazing! You did such a great job. I am loving the fun pop that the aqua gives too.

  25. I love the before and afters!
    You have convinced me to try the new behr paint..... I am painting red over navy blue so I am gonna need to prime first but if its all in one and works great I am gonna give it a try!
    Thanks a bunch,
    Hugz, Dolly

  26. What a makeover! The table and chairs look fabulous - as does the rest of your kitchen. You really have the knack to pull it all together!

  27. Wow Liz, you have been busy, great job - lots of work but it looks like it was well worth it.
    See you soon ;)

  28. Great job on the set! Stunning. I just painted a table too. Got to do the wax before I post so it will need to sit and dry totally before I can finish.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  29. Love the table, it looks great! Don't you just love the satisfaction of taking a worn piece and breathing new life into it!

  30. You did an amazing job on that table. I love the whole room! Your post was inspiring to me, I guess I really need to get a painting project done soon. I also love crocheted cloths.

  31. Love what you did with the table. (I also do the "try the paint finish on the legs first" approach). Your kitchen looks fabulous. I think your idea of adding beadboard under the cabinets is a great idea.

  32. The table turned out just awesome! I am going to put the beadboard wallpaper on the backside of our cabinets. Thanks so much for becoming a new follower!

  33. I really like the aqua colored furniture in the background. It looks so refreshing in the kitchen!


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