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The Table has Turned

My eat-in-kitchen needed a little love. The chairs themselves weren’t in bad shape, but the fabric on my cushion had seen better days. PLUS they didn’t really coordinate with my new kitchen….or each other….or quite honestly anything that has ever existed, ever.

As you can see, we do a lot of projects on this table, but somehow the chairs seem to get the brunt of the damage. But the table doesn’t come out unscathed either.

My first plan was to recover my chairs in different fabrics that coordinated. Then I put my signature vinyl over the top so paint (and food) stains won’t stick around for long. However, I had to do something about the table. I love the look of the wood, but paint, applesauces, glue (and many other substances) always get stuck in the grooves, making it next to impossible to clean completely. So I used the same resin treatment as I used on my side table, (skipping the paint step) and spread it all over the table top.

And this is what happened.

As you can see the table surface is quite a but shinier than before.

*No flooring was hurt in the making of this update.


About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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