Oak Pedestal Table Makeover



Today’s project is a little different because it’s a refresh to a small area of my kitchen.  I had previously given this table a paint job, but I was no longer really feeling it.

Besides the table makeover, I was also able to add shiplap peel-and-stick wallpaper to the wall, and some farmhouse-y wall decor.  The floor is actually a sheet of vinyl wood-look flooring loosely laying there for the photo.  We are scheduled to have the whole floor replaced with vinyl wood planks in a couple months.

oak pedestal table before

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Pedestal in Sea Glass

After I cleaned the table well, I painted 2 coats of Sea Glass right over the white base coat. To paint the base of a pedestal table, it’s easiest to lay the table on its side.  That way the surfaces are more visible and accessible.

I sanded all over with very fine sand paper, and then distressed the edges with coarser sand paper.  This draws more attention to the details.

oak pedestal table in sea glass
oak pedestal table makeover

Painting the Top in Fluff

Standing the table upright, I painted the top and apron with 2 coats of Fluff.  Again, I sanded it all with very fine sand paper and distressed quite a bit on the apron and the edges.  This really shows off the carved details.

oak pedestal table apron closeup
oak pedestal table top

I sealed the whole table with 2 coats of Clear Coat in Satin.  While Gator Hide is more durable, I am not worried about wear and tear.  You guys know I like the character of aged and worn furniture.

The chairs were reupholstered about 5 years ago, but the paint on them is still the factory finish.  They are a bit yellower than the table, so painting those in Fluff some day has been added to the bottom of my to-do list.  I got a sprayer for Christmas, so the chairs may be my first sprayed project to experiment and learn from.

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12 thoughts on “Oak Pedestal Table Makeover”

  1. Leanna says:

    The way you did the edging of your table is perfect. Lovely makeover, and table set.

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Leanna! I love bringing out those carved details with distressing!

  2. Kristin says:

    So pretty! I love the colors you chose.

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Kristin! I painted my island Sea Glass as well. It’s a beautiful blue!

  3. Cheryl says:

    I am in love with this look!! I have a similar table that the finish is wearing thin and this would be great for it! Thanks for the inspiration, pinning!!

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Cheryl!! Glad you were inspired! xo Shannon

  4. Cindy Rust says:

    Hi Shannon! I found your link over on the Tuesday Turn About link party and just had to click!! I am a furniture painter and restorer too! You did a great job on your table – love the blue on the base!!

    1. Shannon says:

      Hi Cindy,
      Thanks! I took a quick peek at your website, and I’ll have to go back for a deeper dive. I love your style! xo Shannon

  5. the table is so cute! I love it! thanks for sharing!

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks so much!

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