Hello everyone, I’m so excited to share today’s DIY project with you, it’s all about how to paint a kitchen table. Y’all know I’ve been painting furniture and cabinets for years, but this time I tackled the painting of a kitchen table. A kitchen table is the one surface that will get the most traffic of any piece of furniture in your home, and since it gets the most abuse it must be extremely durable.
To paint an old wood table with success you need three things working together – a primer that blocks stains and also sticks like super glue, an extremely durable paint with a hard finish that can withstand the banging of bowls and plates, and finally, a layer of protectant.
Let’s get started.
First, take a look at this pedestal table before the paint treatment – worn out oak coated with plenty of ick and yuck. Not pretty.
Where did I find this thing? I’ll give you four choices: A) thrift store B) thrift store C) thrift store D) Craigslist. If you guessed A, B or C you were right, oooh you’re smart! It was $45 for this solid wood classically shaped pedestal. My friend needed a table for her new home’s breakfast nook so I spotted this one and then decided to refinish it for her.
What you’ll need to paint your own wood kitchen table: orbital sander, medium grit sanding discs, foam roller, high quality angled paintbrush, medium grade sanding wedge, respirator, bonding/stain blocking primer, enamel based paint, cotton rags, clear paste wax.