How to Give a Table a 'Facelift'

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How to Give a Table a 'Facelift'
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My friend wanted a new look for her table. She was tired of the pine look, but wanted to salvage this one instead of buying new.

My friend wanted a new look for her table. She was tired of the pine look, but wanted to salvage this one instead of buying new.

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Sanded lightly to smooth out top and areas with signs of wear.

Sanded lightly to smooth out top and areas with signs of wear.

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Next I painted the top with black chalk paint (not chalkboard). I did this to give dimension to the paint. I would have just dark waxed over red, but this table will be used daily.

Next I painted the top with black chalk paint (not chalkboard). I did this to give dimension to the paint. I would have just dark waxed over red, but this table will be used daily.

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I applied red chalk paint and brushed in all directions. I purposely left some black showing. Gives a 'washed' look.

I applied red chalk paint and brushed in all directions. I purposely left some black showing. Gives a 'washed' look.

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I now attacked the base. Surprise!!! I loved it black-but she wanted all red.

I now attacked the base. Surprise!!! I loved it black-but she wanted all red.

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Well  now that's a mind changer. Going back to black!!

Well now that's a mind changer. Going back to black!!

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Repainted the base. Added black to detailed groove also. I will seal entire table with wipe on poly.

Repainted the base. Added black to detailed groove also. I will seal entire table with wipe on poly.

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Looks much better!! She loves it now.

Looks much better!! She loves it now.

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Used a microfiber towel to apply poly. No lint and no streaks.

Used a microfiber towel to apply poly. No lint and no streaks.

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