Ever since I discovered two of my favorite blogs, The Old Painted Cottage and Our Vintage Home Love, I have wanted to whiten up my home. I love the look of white with wood. I love neutrals and texture. The problem was, I didn't own a single thing that was white. I couldn't imagine ever having a white home without breaking the bank. But I started slowly. I will do a full post on that soon, but today I am sharing my painted dining table.
Here is a before. It looks nice, but dark.
Here is another before. See those red kitchen cabinets,
they are no longer red! But that is another post.
This vintage ironing board is gone too.
I'll show you soon.
I love the way it looks.
Right now it may not look like it fits with the house to you,
but it is a slow transition to white.
We started by sanding the table, chairs, and bench. We used a power sander plus did a lot of the crevices by hand.
Then we applied 2 coats of primer.
Next we painted 3 coats of Behr semi-gloss paint in
We finished with a coat of sealer.
The can said to apply 3 coats I think.
But we got sick of painting.
We will probably live to regret it.
I haven't done anything with this wall with the wreath because
it's coming down.
I found this rug on Craig's List.
When I went to pick up the rug, they had these awesome pillows too. The other one is on our bed.
I bought this shade at a yard sale for $1.
The light kit was $16 at Home Depot.