Life has been crazy busy but I finally managed to finish the Duncan Phyfe table we picked up at Goodwill last year. I'm so pleased with how it turned out and I think it's perfect for our recent dining room makeover. You can see Phase One Adding A Board and Batten Wall and Phase Two Painting The Dining Room Built-In China Cabinet.
Here is a closer look at what it looked like before.
The top was in really rough shape and had a high gloss finish. Sorry but I forgot to take a picture before taking the palm sander to it. I had to remove some tough spots with a mouse sander to get it down to the natural finish.
I applied three coats of Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut, sanding lightly between coats. To get a smooth protective finish I used my paint sprayer and applied two coats of Country Chic Paint's Tough Coat, sanding lightly between coats.
The base was in fairly good condition other than a few small nicks and scratches, which I decided not to repair because it adds character.
I lightly distressed the edges and raised details with 220 grit sandpaper. After applying a coat of clear wax I added a little dark wax in the grooves for an antiqued finish.
We were not sure which direction the feet are suppose to face. I've seen them pointing inward and outward like we placed them.
I'm quite pleased with the juxtaposition between the white base and dark walnut top. It compliments the stained top on the built-in china cabinet so nicely.
A couple of weeks ago Mr. Frugalista decided on a whim to pop into our local Salvation Army store. Thank goodness he did because he stumbled upon four Duncan Phyfe dining chairs for only $20.00 a piece. Score!
I just finished painting them and hopefully will have them reupholstered and ready to share with you next week.
In the meantime I could use your help figuring out which direction the feet should be facing on this table. If any of you know I would love it if you dropped me a line in the comment section below?
Thank You and