Saturday

The Tabled Table, Gets Topped



Remember that dining room redo that started back in February?

No?  That's alright-ie you can click to read about it if you want.
Basically the room got painted and forgot about.

But that wasn't as long ago as the table was started.

The plain pine boards in their planning stage.

The dining room table got tabled back in November.
The new one to be bigger... badder than the pine one it was replacing.

I picked up some chairs on craigslist to redo.  Because a couple of those fabric ones had ripped seats.

The march of the chairs

Thanksgiving came and went.  Christmas came and went.
Then we painted the dining room walls in February.

Things were looking up in the redo area.

Then I lost my vision.

Back side of the new table top

The chairs sat, and we sat on them.
The new table top entered the room half done where it stayed.
It stayed long enough that people complimented us on the new table, believing that was the finished product.

The top got burned before the dark stain base went on

 It stayed long enough in it's dark way that when the new finish was done I myself had to get used to it.

Table just lying in wait

This table is Brawn's baby.  I can't take credit for it.
In a rare turn of events he described to me what he wanted and I painted.

And painted again because I got it wrong.  I didn't read his mind like I expect him to do when he is working on something for me.

The table ended up with a coat of ASCP in Pure White.

Brawn patiently scraping with a razor blade

 He and #2 daughter did the distressing with a razor blade.


Then I did some waxing and sanding till he was pleased.
Yes I waxed the top of the table in a high traffic area.  It's hard, and buffed, and turned out wonderful.

Nice-old-worn-barnboard-looking.
Just like Brawn had in mind.

The Dining Room Reveal..... it's coming.......soon.....






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62 comments :

  1. It looks pretty awesome to me! I would like to know a little more about distressing with a razor blade though. Love the march of the chairs pic too! Looking forward to the reveal!

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  2. I'm loving that table top! Can't wait for the reveal!

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  3. Love the look of the table top!

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  4. it looks amazing!!! i love the finish- tell brawn i said it's awesome!
    and is #2 daughter is called that by virtue of birth order, I hope?

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  5. Great finish. I like the razor blade distressing idea.

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  6. Love the table and the chairs are fantastic too. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Wow Bliss! I am sure that table was well worth the wait... it is looking awesome and I can't wait to see the reveal!
    Susan

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  8. And I want those chairs!!!!!

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  9. Bliss the table looks FABULOUS!! Can't wait for the reveal!

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  10. I believe that Brawn had a good idea then! Hey.....it's finally getting done too! At least you had the support of your whole family to help you out with it. I usually have to do all of my projects by myself. I like the idea of topping a table with a different top! (Sounds a little like Dr. Suess huh?) Looking forward to the big reveal!

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  11. Can't wait to see the full dining room redo! That table is terrific. Way to go Mr. B!

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  12. I came over to your blog from Househoneys.com Bloglovin' party. I love your blog. Like you I call my grand kiddos the 'grand's cause they are grand. Two of mine have lived with us for almost 4 1/2 years I will be following you!

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  13. The table is beautiful, Bliss! You both did a wonderful job and it was certainly worth the time lapse! Love the chairs, too. Looking forward to the reveal!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. So far - so gorgeous. And its not even June yet!!! ;)

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  15. Ok.. I am intrigued now. It looks wonderful, can hardly wait for the reveal. But... distressing with a razor blade... that has me piqued.
    Luv the white with the dark wood underneath!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  16. Even if you aren't a mind reader, in the end, this turned out beautiful. I can't wait to see the dinning room reveal!

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  17. Nice,nice,nice!
    Never distressed with a razor blade before.
    Hmmmmm- what else do you have in your arsenal?

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  18. OH it is going to be beautiful...can't wait to see the reveal!

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  19. love it!!!! I want one :) pinned it tooo!

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  20. Love it! Perfectly rustic looking. What color was your base stain? It sure "aged" the wood wonderfully.

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  21. Looks lovely, you did a great job.

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  22. Wow it looks amazing I started my boys room in October and quietly forgot about it. Maybe Brawn can come here and help ;)

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  23. Oh it's all coming together so well. Looking forward to the big reveal.

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  24. Beautiful paint finish on your table!

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  25. Oooo, Can't wait!! That is amazing... how long did it take them to distress it?
    xo Heidi

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  26. It came out great! Perfect for your style! The dining room will be stupendous!!

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  27. What I can see looks wonderful! I can't wait to see the full reveal!
    Debbie :)

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  28. It's looking good! I'm sure it will all turn out amazing. And you won't have to say you rushed the project ;-)

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  29. Yay!!! I know it's going to be gorgeous ~ already looks great.

    You know, I failed Mind Reading 101 ~

    xo
    Pat

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  30. Good morning Bliss. Looks like you have been busy. That table looks awesome..very rustic farm like. Can't wait for the dining room reveal.

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  31. You ar worse than me with the taunting and the teasing ... and am loving Braun's vision as executed by Bliss!

    :) Linda

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  32. I cannot wait to see the reveal! That looks totally wonderful!

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  33. Stunning! That turned out so great!! Good job to you both!!!

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  34. Tables turned. Fitting I suppose and your result was spectacular. Who knew mind reading was so hard.
    Liz

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  35. It is looking GOOOOOOD!!! Did you say he wanted to make some more tabletops?

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  36. Bliss--LOVE the table, and the fact that it was a real family project! Can't wait to see the reveal!

    gail

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  37. I love your table! It looks absolutely amazing! The finish is amazing!

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  38. I love a finished project in the home. I have such a hard time finishing them in my home! What a really cool idea to distress with a razor blade! I am cannot wait to see the whole reveal!!!

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  39. I loved it all ...but the comment about you doing a paint job for him...and having a tough time getting it right the first time...vs Him doing something for you...My Hubby and I have been working on projects around the house. He was on spring break and his boat broke too...darn ....his workbench for the first time in so many years is organized...his stash of computor parts from days of building them now gone...the house part brick and hardiboard...so now siding and hubby no more on a ladder...but of course we needed new lights so yeap back on a ladder...houses Are a job....and I am loving your new table...and a family affair...even better

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  40. Awwwww ya big tease! Can't wait to see the entire room revealed! I bet it's awesome! Hugs, Leena

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  41. OOOOOOoooooo! You've been busy!! Cannot wait to see it, girlfriend!!

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  42. That is a beautiful topper. Your dining room has become a soap opera in blogging land. Drama. Anticipation. Brawn. LOL.

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  43. Hurry! I need some dining room inspiration.

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  44. Anonymous3/26/2013

    Now I am dying to see what your dining room looks like. Well not really dying in the physical sense but you get the idea. Love the table!

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  45. Oh my that Brawn has fabulous taste!! It looks wonderful -- great job on the mind reading & painting!!

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  46. Brawn gets a new name...

    BRAWNY.

    That is fantabulous.

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  47. I mean with the table...not Brawn, silly! I don't even know Brawn. :)

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  48. The table is perfect. Your a few steps ahead of me... the wood for my table is still in a barn in Illinois. I think we should join households. We'd have Braun for the woodwork, Mike for the computers and you and me...we could keep everything spunky!

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  49. Love this!! This room is going to be so awesome!! Can't wait to see!

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  50. Pretty finish! I'm dying to see the whole thing!

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  51. The table looks fantastic!!!!! I can't wait to see the entire room!!

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  52. Wow, that looks wonderful, fabulous, incredible! Great job! Sorry I haven't been around, I haven't been getting your posts?????

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  53. Oh wow .. are you going to give a tutorial on HOW you made the table top? I am thinking that I may have to make this idea work for my daughter and her family! If not ... I can prob figure it out from the under belly picture you posted :) I am good that way :)
    Hugs

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  54. OOOOOO....I love that table top. Please tell me more about how you did that. I'd love to make something like that for my patio, or a coffee table for my living room, or...well the possibilities are endless!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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  55. Gorgeous, Bliss... as usual!! Excited to see the whole finished project ~ Amy

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  56. Love anything barnwood - I think I need a barn! But this comes in a close second!
    Kelly

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  57. Please share soon. Looks like a fabulous table and if it's anything like your chairs it will be an incredible dining room. Can't wait to see the reveal.

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