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Picnic Table Makeover

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Hello friends! Today I decided to finally show a project that is long overdue, but I did promise some folks I'd have it posted on here regardless, so here we go.

I started out with a plain, store bought, raw wood, picnic table and made it lovely with paint and stain.

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It was rough on the surface and along the edges, not comfortable if you are using it for the summer months, so I had it completed sanded down to smooth out the surface.

Once everything was nice and smooth, I began the painting process. I started with chalk paint and used about three coats for this porous wood.

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After I painted the bottom white and the paint was completely dry, I used a wax to give it a little sheen and to protect the surface. As you can see below, the top of the table is still raw. I wanted to make that wood look a bit aged, I used the same technique for the wood, as I did with the chalkboard frame.

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I loved how it turned out.  I cannot wait to decorate with an Autumn theme.  The picnic table is
currently sitting in my kitchen area until we can get a breakfast table. In the mean time,
this is working out fine.
You can see below how the top turned out after the stain and wax.  This is a phone image.

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I hope that you enjoyed it and have a great week!

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