To refresh your memory, here's my first post about the table. It's come a long way from its nicotine stained, smoke smelling days!
Here's the before:
See how the previous owner left on the plastic over the chair pads? Yeah, that didn't help. Even the foam on the inside of the chairs reeked like smoke and were all yellowed. Yuuuuuum.
A little during action...see the difference between the primed chair and the yellowed chairs?
Left: Picked out fabric, Right: Getting ready for the last coat of varnish
And finally, the after!
And some before/after comparisons:
This project seemed to drag on and on because we could only work on it late at night and on weekends during Little One's nap, but we're really happy with how it turned out! Totally worth it! Here's what we did:
-Cleaned and sanded all painted surfaces
-Washed wood table top over a dozen times with vinegar solution to get rid of nicotine layer
-Primed all painted areas with oil based primer
-Applied two coats of latex enamel paint
-Applied two coats of water based polyurethane to all painted surfaces and wood table top
-Sprayed a light coat of spray varnish that we had on hand to the underside of the table to seal in any smoke
-Stripped chair pads down to wooden base and did a quick coat of white spray paint to the wooden bases
to seal in any smoke smell
-Put on new foam, batting, fabric, and dust cover to chairs
-Put felt pads on bottom of chair and table legs
Linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick's before and after party!