This large pedestal dining table was one of my first finds. Its transformation from severely-distressed, banged-up, brown-stained wood to this now modern cobalt blue is spectacular!
Here’s how I found it. Someone actually took great care in making it.
A six-inch pedestal with very sturdy legs
attached to a three-inch thick table top.
As you can see, the top was pretty distressed and required a few hours of sanding.
Underneath that brown stain was some beautiful wood – pine I think.
I was able to sand off all of the polyurethane and most of the brown stain.
Two coats of Kilz primer covered the remaining brown.
I imagine this table top was once a large oval dining table on a different base. It opened and expanded to accommodate a leaf or two. Since I was securing it to this pedestal base, I needed to eliminate the open seam that ran down the center. I first applied a white calk (the type you would use on baseboard seams) and then a thick coat of wood filler.
A few coats of cobalt blue paint later (sanding between each) and the seam magically vanished.
I wanted to go a little wild on this one so in addition to the bright blue color, I added this bright white star. I will also apply a clear polycrylic to protect and smooth the finish even more.
I wish I had a spot for this one in my house.
Maybe when we E-V-E-N-T-U-A-L-L-Y finish the cellar; but for now, as you can see in the background, it’s a hockey rink and my workshop!
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