I wanted a new dining table. I started to shop around, but every table I loved seemed WAY out of my price range.
I decided to purchase a table and chairs from some buy/sell groups and craigslist.
The chairs I bought for $75, and the table was $50. So in total I spent $125.
First step was to sand down the table. I REALLY hate sanding, so I had one of my friends come by and help.
I then started to paint it. I used the same black paint that I used on the front door, since I had so much left! It took about three coats, but I left some parts untouched for a more “restoration hardware” look.
I then took the chairs outside, and spray painted them in a Satin Black. (I thought I got pics of this step, but apparently not! lol) I took the cushions off before painting so that they wouldn’t get ruined in the process.
I then took a can of Polyurethane and sprayed the top of the table. You need to do two coats, and let it sit 24 hours before putting anything on top of the table.
Here is the finished product!