Round Table Make Over

I stumbled upon this great round table at Goodwill and although I've never refinished one of these, I figured why the heck not!  These tables are classic and look good in just about anyone's home.  Why hadn't I tried it before?  Who knows.  
But I'm doing it now and that's what counts.


  I see this table in a grand entry way, I think it would be the perfect piece to greet your guest.
Or of course you could go the traditional route and use it as a dining room table.


Check out the beautiful refinished top in dark walnut.  The pattern is so lovely.






I used the same color/technique as this dresser




38 comments:

  1. looks great kat! love the colors.

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  2. That is just beautiful! Wonderful job!!

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  3. I love that stained top! Great choice.

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  4. i love these tables! pedestal dining tables are my favorite! maybe because they don't have several legs to paint... ;) LOVE it! the color looks AWESOME!

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  5. WOW.WOW.WOW.
    that's all I can say - lol
    oh and " it's gorgeous " can manage that too!
    :)

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  6. Great job! I'm so glad you didn't paint the top, the grain is gorgeous! - Susan

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  7. Oh it is stunning. Love the color and the top turned out gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  8. That might be my favorite pedestal table redo in blogland. For real. The color on the base is perfect!

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  9. The color and distressing is perfection! I think this is my favorite pedestal table redo ever!

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  10. Great find! I love what you've done with it. I love the trend of having two colors for the tabletop and base. Your's is the perfect example of how to do it well.

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  11. Oh I love this! Simply gorgeous! Great job!
    Syavu@ dutchdoorcottage

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  12. That is really gorgeous Kathleen!

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  13. I just found your blog and have had a great time looking around. I love so many of the pieces you have refinished! I'm now your newest follower.

    Have a great weekend!

    Angela

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  14. Lovely! Your latest follower! Blessings!

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  15. Beautiful job. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/surf-spray-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  16. You did an awesome job on this table! I have the exact style table (which I also found at Goodwill) but it's a coffee table. I love what you've done with the two tone colors. Beautiful. I found your post on DIY showoff (I am a new blogger and new to that party) and I am now your newest follower!

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  17. I am enjoying looking back through your blog and I'm now following.

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  18. Hi Kathleen: This table is gorgeous! We have an old table similar to this, but unfortunately the top of it is trashed, and I need to come up with something for the top. Thank you for adding to my inspiration!

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  19. I love this table. You did an amazing job! Thanks for stopping by my blog. My chalk paint recipe is 1 cup latex paint and 1/2 cup baking soda. If it's too thick add some more paint or a little bit of water. It should be a little thick (like pudding). It will be rough when it dries but use 220 grit paper and it will be smooth like butter. Good luck, you will love it!

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  20. I have round table envy...bad. This is just beautiful!

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  21. Wow, your Goodwill has some great stuff! Love this table.

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  22. I love it! I want one! Saw your table on Better After and had to come tell you how pretty it is. Have a great weekend!

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  23. I just saw your table on Better After, and I had to "run" over here to tell you I'm so in love with it I could DIE! No really, WHAT is that bottom color and how did you do the "glazing/distressing?" I literally just bought a table almost identical to this at GW for TEN BUCKS and I want to redo it and now I want to redo it JUSt like yours. haha Seriously, it's gorgeous!!!!

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  24. LOVE THE TABLE, THE COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THIS WOULD BE OK , DROP ME A LINE,
    LAUREN

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  25. Hello - do you have a tutorial for the base?? Thank you

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  26. I have that same table as well and it is in SERIOUS need of help on the table top. How did you get it to look so good? Did you have to sand it? Please help me out. I just love thi!

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  27. I love how you restored this table. I have a table with similar veneer buckling. How did you do the top? Did you replace the veneer or do a faux on it?

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  28. Dear MizLiz,
    Thank you! The top did not have veneer, it was solid wood. But if you have rippled veneer it's best to try and pry it all off, and sand like crazy to get it smooth again. It's hard work but worth it in the end.

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  29. Is the round table w/blue base and walnut top, for sale please? Also, if it is - what are the dims and price?

    Many thanks, Debbie (ddj@numail.org)

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  30. I have a boring dinning table that I've been thinking to change. I love what you did to this table. Do you have the step-by-step list on how to do it? thanks!

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  31. How did you rehab the top? I have this table, and even though it has always been covered with glass, the top still shows wear: ridges between the veneer wedges and discolorations from heat. I knew the table was not going to last forever, but I had no idea it could be repaired. I've had it for just over 10 years.

    Thanks,
    Pieta

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    1. Pete, please check out the post I did I refinishing a wood top.
      http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-stain-dresser-top.html

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  32. I have the same table and am in the process of refinishing the top. I was doing great until I put polyurethane on top. Now it looks puddled and the finish is uneven. I had trouble applying it because the direction of the grain. Do you have any tips for applying the polyurethane to this particular table? I am going to start all over. Please help!! Thank you!

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    1. The only tip I have is to use a really good quality brush when applying the poly. I didn't do anything special just brushed it on and kept going over it with the brush until it was smooth.
      Hope this helps!

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  33. Yes, I'm another one that has this same table although the bottom is white. After sanding and repainting it I want to apply the same look as you did to your base. Did you just distress it completely or did you stain areas here and there and then distressed it?

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  34. If I remember correctly I sanded it down in areas, and then rubbed a dark stain over it and wiped with a clean cloth.
    Hope this helps!

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