Classic Dining Table Revamp

As I type there’s an infant attached to my boob so just a quick one today :-)

I’ve had this boring pink-limed dining table for ages and finally got around to giving it a simple yet effective make-over. I originally picked it up for $10 off eBay.

I wanted to give it it a sleek classic feel so painted the base with satin black acrylic then sealed it with clear acrylic poly.

To give the top more character, after sanding it back to raw, I stained it walnut and added horizontal score lines to resemble planks. You can read my tutorial for that in this previous post.

For a sleek and durable finish I then sealed the top with three coats of timber floor polish.

Along with being tough, floor polish is super shiny and always tends to add a little ‘wow’.

And for those who are interested; fifteen weeks old now!

  1. Anonymous says:

    She is just adorable, and you’re right, a simple yet classic makeover.

  2. NanaDiana says:

    Love the table but that baby is even MORE of a love! They are both perfect! I remember those days when I felt I was nothing more than a boob with a Mom(me) attached to it!;>) xo Diana

  3. Kristine, the table turned out fantastic! I just refinished a round drop-leaf table similar to this (except I distressed the black), it’s such a classic look.

    **Baby Love**

  4. Kek says:

    Good Lord! How did you find the time to do even a “simple” makeover?


  5. Angela says:

    The table’s terrific, but I like that 15 month old project the best!!

  6. Oh I love the little bonnet on your sweet baby! The table is gorgeous, I love that you added the score lines. Beautiful work, I hope you didn’t have a baby attached to your boob while you did the project! Having nursed twins though, it is kind of amazing what you can do while feeding a baby (s). I learned multi-tasking was survival.

    I host a linky party every Friday, I would LOVE it if you would hop over and link up with me. Have a lovely weekend! -K

  7. I get all giddy whenever I see that you posted:-) I know how it goes with having the little one attached to you. It goes by SOOO Fast! With each one I treasure it a little more!
    The table looks amazing, but the baby looks even better;-)

  8. Sarah says:

    This piece turned out fantastic! Im going to check out the auction.

  9. Sarah B says:

    Gorgeous makeover as always! Such a beautiful pic of bub too :)

  10. Shopping Jen says:

    Kristine, this table is amazing! Amazing finish and amazing you did that. I could hardly use a remote control when I had a baby that young. And we’re ALL interested in that beautiful little girl! This sounds odd, but when she gets older you’ll understand–the days can drag on and seem never ending, but years go by so quickly! Enjoy her every minute–it’s easy to forget!

  11. Love your table and your sweet baby girl is just precious :)

  12. Alice says:

    I am coming out of the anonymous shadows that just read your blog and admire the things you do just to say that 1) Your baby is GORGEOUS! My little boy is now 13 months and I have forgotten how little he was at that age (so enjoy every second and delay the taking over the world (I had similar dreams but they have stalled for now;))just a little longer to enjoy…2) I love all your make overs, simple elegant and I laugh because it’s all very similar to mine (only I like to add a coastal twist – love the coffee table!)3)The whole thing of having a baby attached as you type all I can say is lol!
    Thank you for your blog and I might just buy something from your store (depending where you are located – hubby doesn’t like to travel far for pick ups)

    Thankyou for sharing, it’s nice to be inspired and the eye candy i.e furniture is just wonderful.

  13. Wow your table looks really nice! I really like the stain you used on top & the planking. Great idea!

  14. Shannon says:

    Oh girl how I’ve missed you! Great table makeover and baby is adorable! Do enjoy your mommy time…my babies are 11, 8 and 6!!! Although those ages are great fun in their own ways!

  15. Deanne says:

    Charlotte is just beautiful, and the table looks great!

  16. Deanne says:

    Charlotte is just beautiful, and the table looks great!

  17. Oh such a sweetie!

    The table looks great and the scoring was a great idea for the plank look. I made over a farmhouse table and chairs for our kitchen too.

  18. Kerry says:

    Beautiful productions…both of them:)

  19. The table looks great. How do you do it with a 15 week old baby?
    Well done

  20. I love your creation! Breathtakingly beautiful!! The table turned out great too!


  21. Anonymous says:

    Baby is sooo adorable!
    Love the plank lines.

  22. Smith says:

    Wow ! what an interesting blog with nice pictures.Thanks for
    sharing this information.Your information is really informative for us.
    Nice blog on Dining Table.
    Keep sharing more & more..

  23. what a beautiful table and an even more gorgeous baby!! she’s precious.

  24. Jenny says:

    Congratulations Kristine, sounds like the perfect new business venture for you. I have no doubt you will do extremely well – all the best. ;-)

  25. the table is awesome, but you lost me on furniture-looking when you showed your beautiful baby girl!!! beautiful!!!

  26. Courtney says:

    Hi Kristine, what beautiful work you’ve done on the table!!
    Love the shine and gorgeous styling too! Everything looks so professional, well done!!
    All the best!

  27. What a gorgeous baby! The table looks great too, but is totally upstaged by that little cutie :)


  28. Great job on the table! It looks beautifull. But your baby is gorgeous. I just stopped breast feeding…so I understand.

  29. craftedniche says:

    Gorgeous table and a STUNNING baby! What a face! :-)

    Love the lines. Definitely going to check out your previous tute on how to do that!

    Dana @

  30. Leigh Anne says:

    Love the planks idea! Nice job and your baby girl is beautiful…love the bonnet!

  31. Angela says:

    OMG!!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!

  32. Beautiful baby girl:) And I love the plank look you added. so pretty!

    If you would like I would love for you to stop over for my very first link party and chalk paint giveaway! I know my readers would just love it!

  33. Cassandra says:

    Your little girl is absolutely beautiful! I love her sweet little outfit, the bonnet is lovely – reminiscent of era’s past

  34. Holly says:

    What stain did you use on the table top?

    • Sorry, though I have no idea! This project is from several years ago.

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