Painting our Kitchen Table

Today we're sharing a fun update to the kitchen! One of my fall "house projects" was to paint the kitchen table. Our kitchen table was MIA for a few months but now it's back in action and prettier than ever. It brightens the kitchen and brings in some nice, clean lines with the newly painted white color. Check it out:

This post is just focusing on the update rather than the how-to. This DIY project needed a "third time's the charm" approach and I thought it might end up as a DIY Fail disaster. I'm still not completely satisfied with it but, until you examine it with a magnifying glass, it looks good!

The existing table was a hand-me-down from my grandmother and for obvious sentimental reasons I wanted to keep it. It had a very orange-y natural wood tone with lots of curvy detail throughout the legs and spindles. I planned two things for the DIY update to the kitchen table - it would get painted white and then we would swap in our dining chairs and paint them to match. This gives us a unified, modern set. Patrick and I are both very pleased with the outcome. Here's a before and after: 

I ended up using a furniture paint on it but if I were to do it again I'd use chalk paint. We used chalk paint last year for the kitchen hutch and that seemed to work really well. I don't believe this furniture paint is going to hold up very well. There are already some very light scratches on the surface where keys were thrown on to the table. The major DIY fail was using spray paint, not letting it completely dry and "cure", then having the finishing sealant crackle. So there were two to three coats of spray paint, sealing it, realizing it needed to be done over again, sanding it back down, then a final two coats of the furniture paint. This kitchen table lived in the garage for at least two months. We're just happy it's functioning again and with a few placemats looks great. We've also been making more effort to keep the table free of mail and not the place for the evening drop off of all-the-things so we can enjoy quick breakfasts and weekend lunches in the space. 

Any pro tips for DIY furniture updating?? I may not have any pro tips but I definitely say it's worthwhile to jump in and tackle the project. Chances are if you're considering a DIY update then you're not happy with the current state of the furniture. 


  1. I love the way it looks. I admire you for hanging in there with the project!

  2. I’m your to get many of the content, I actually unquestionably savored, I will seriously have a preference for extra details pertaining to the following, seeing as it is really excellent., Thank you created for writing.

  3. Enthralled by the author's capacity to write in this heavenly way.
    kitchen table sets

  4. You do not need to put on your refrigerator when you are just going to eat your food in less than an hour. It will save a lot on electricity consumption. Ice Maker

  5. Acrylic paint is something that every artist need irrespective of the verity that whether he or she is using oil paints or water colors while painting. In short, you can say that the trend has shifted to a better and popular means of painting known as Acrylic paintings. Moreover, why not, they are shining in nature, paint used here is synthetic in nature which enhance other colors and at the same time add an all together different texture and bluing to your paintings. What else do you need? Moreover, acrylic paints also increase the resistance and drying tendency of the paint that has been used for the paintings. So, if you really want to make your painting have a better look then surely acrylic painting is the one that you should try your hand at. Some Mexican Artists started using acrylic paints for the sake of making their paintings look better. Gradually, different artists adapted this art-form and technique and, in no time the popularity escalated to new heights. Facade Upgrade Specialists ( Re-Painting, Remedial, Re-Cladding)