Unique Creations by Shari Denise

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Dining Table Makeover

IMG_4072Project Day #1:

I’ve been itching to get started on this project! Today was a great start on it!

 

Our Dining table is solid and sturdy but was showing some wear and tear, nicks and bumps. Time for a bit of TLC.

 

IMG_4074Braving the low temps of the cold January day, I spent the afternoon sanding the top of the table back to raw wood.

 

 

 

 

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Yeah, it took some perseverance today, but my trusty sander kept the task easy.

 

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Had to go inside to warm up my toes a couple of times but the job of sanding was finally completed.

 

You will have to stay tuned as this project unfolds.

Project Day #2:

IMG_4098 Time to work on the chairs.

The finish on the chair seats were in good shape and I sure hated to sand it all off (especially around the back spindles!) however I wanted them to match the table I’m working on.

I decided to use the same stencil pattern I will be using on the table top.

 

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Using a Dremel engraver, I ground off the varnish inside the stencil design.

It looks white for now but it won’t be for long….

 

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Stay tuned as this project continues to unfold.

 

 

 

 

IMG_4121Project Day #3:

Time to work on the Table top. Oh, I’ve been itching to get to this!

Taking a white pencil I traced my stencil pattern onto the bare table top.

This is the same stencil I used for the Cackleberry Inn front steps so you can still see the paint from that task. 🙂

IMG_4110Then with a tiny detail brush, I painted the stenciled design using polyurethane.

 

 

Now, bare with me, I’m not done yet.

 

 

IMG_4120Although it doesn’t look like it yet, this project is coming together.

 

 

Project Day #4:

 

 

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Painting of the stencil with polyurethane is now complete.

 

 

 

IMG_4125Now it’s time for the Magic.

 

 

IMG_4126Ah yes! There’s the POP!

 

Oh My, I love this!

 

IMG_4135And the chairs…

 

 

 

 

 

I like the “Mirrored”  effect of the stencil on the chairs from the table.

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Same, and yet not.

 

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This is so FUN!

 

 

And here are a few more photos of our newly refurbished dining room set.

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So enjoy this stuff!

 

 

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