Sweet Home * Green Kitchen Table Make-Over
I have been thinking about re-finishing my kitchen table for a while now-a couple of years. I couldn't decide what to do. Should I tile it? Stain it? I decided to paint it. Plain old white wouldn't do. I chose this amazing green apple/ lime color. I love it! My kitchen is very basic white, wood and chrome. I wanted the color to come from the fruits in the baskets, the dishes, the plants, the rugs etc. It is the perfect setting for a beautiful bright green table.
The color inspiration come from my favorite apron. It's the one on the table above. Every time I wear the apron it makes me happy. This new table color makes me happy too. When the table is set the green frames the settings and food like a beautiful picture frame. It becomes the accent each place setting.
I started by stripping off the stain with a natural orange paint stripper.
Then I painted a layer of stain sealer/ primer on it.
Next, I choose my lovely shade of green.
I did have the paint store create a custom color just for me. A high gloss paint is best for a table top. I used acrylic paint. I painted three layers sanding lightly between each layer. The very last step was a wood stain to antique it and to bring out the scratches dents and dings. All those marks are from the past 12 years of raising kids and I wanted to accent those wonderful years on our family table.