Sunday Brunch

What should of been a mother & daughter upcycle turned into a solo act. Not that I'm complaining I need stuff to do during the weekends so that I stay away from yard sales and thrift stores. I still ended up going to Goodwill and bought a few thing I really didn't need. This is going to be a long winded post mainly because I learned alot of useful information.

As with every post I tend to take before and after pictures. So here we go!







There are a few things wrong with the piece. The table has rust on the metal parts and whoever it belonged to didn't take care of the wood. You can see where they stained the table and didn't put a poly coating on it to help protect it. But an antique folding table for $12.00 that needs a little work is a good deal to me.
During out last project one of our sanders went out on us so I was stuck to either use the large sander that hurts my arms (and makes my whole body jiggle) or hand sand. I chose to sand all the wood down by hand. Thankfully that only took an hour. I then took a trip to Homedepot about the rust because I figured they have to have SOMETHING to remove it right. WRONG! There was a nice gentleman that informed me there's no magical thing as "RUST-BE-Gone" why I thought such a thing existed is beyond me. I was told that I needed to remove all the rust from off the metal (By sanding of course) then put a coating of primer that will help keep the metal from having rust build up again. He suggested to keep the piece of furniture from getting wet since that's the main cause of rust.

With all his information in hand I still did some research to maybe get a better way to do this. Nope turns out the guy at Homedepot was right so I sanded all the rust off. Put a coat of some rust neutralizer spray. Then spray painted all the metal with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Textured Spray Paint in black (just to be on the safe side) I wanted the table to have a cast iron and wood look. Picture old time school desks, but instead of using a light color wood stain I used a dark one. Minwax in Dark Walnut (my favorite stain color ever) why this color is because mom has a few extra kitchen pieces she want done and I have to incorporate them all together. This color will do that for me. Once the stain dried I put a water base poly coating to help protect it.

Tables done now time for the pictures. Yes I baked all Sunday morning just for this, Jason reaped the benefits of this project. He lucked out with Mixed berry muffins, fruit, lemonade, and cupcakes.



I always do a set up for each photo shoot. The plates I got from Goodwill for $1.00 each. The large jar full of fake lemons (Yeah their fake) I got from a thrift store for $2.00 and that sucker is HUGE. I have a never ending supply of mason jars left over from our wedding, and last that wooden bucket looking thing I took from my mothers house. Sorry mom!

So as you can see I had a very successful weekend and I would love to hear about yours. Leave a comment below letting us know what you did, bought, or created this weekend. Remember you can find us on twitter and facebook.

<3 Jamie Koenig

26 comments:

  1. Table looks great, it's a huge improvement, I like the walnut stain on it too. There's been a few projects I've had to coat with that rust paint. I had a quite weekend because of a cold, but I did make a blackboard out of an old cot end last week :)

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  2. The table looks fabulous. I love the color!! You did a great job and I love how you are using it. Perfect for parties! I would love for you to share this at my first ever blog party this week :-).
    Shawna

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  3. What a great transformation! Thanks for the kind comment on my guest post at the DIY Dreamer! I'm enjoying your blog!
    Corey from www.tinysidekick.com

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  4. What an awesome makeover! It looks great!

    Allison

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  5. Love the new finish on your table, looks amazing! So happy to have found your blog, and thank you so much for your comment on my DIY Towel Holder post!

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  6. Great renovation. This is the best party table I could think of. I want 10 of them! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

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  7. WOW! It turned out great! Lovely! Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pics as well!

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  8. What a useful piece! Beautiful job. I need something like this for my deck. You have me inspired!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing with us today at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. -
    Maureen
    Http://banbasartfulrealm.blogspot.com

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  9. Love that makeover! What a great table!!

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  10. Very cool table, looking for one for me!

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  11. What a transformation on that table. I love the color of the wood. Thank you for this great post.

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  12. Your table looks great! I have one just like it that used to belong to my uncle. It's called a wallpaper table. It comes in very handy! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Have a great week! ~Ann @ Tarnished Royalty

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  13. Such a great table! You did an awesome job!

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  14. Enjoyed seeing your table. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle

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  15. You rock!!! Enjoyed spending sometime with you!!! Love your brunch!!!

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  16. It looks wonderful!! well worth the effort!

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  17. Another great job. You inspire me to look at pieces differently.

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  18. Great job on the table. I like the setup, too.

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  19. Table turned out amazing! You are my pick for features at Give Me The Goods!

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

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  20. wow! looks great! you totally brought new life to the old table

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  21. Looking Super!

    Thanks so much for linking up on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. Please take a moment to cast your vote on your favourite link from last week :) I look forward to seeing what you share with us this tomorrow.

    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  22. Congrats :)
    Your link has won the vote for the second week in a row and will be featured on tomorrows Tutorial Thursday (8th August 2013).
    Thanks for linking.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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    1. Oh good I'll be sure to head over there.

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