A Farmhouse Table for Two with Snap! Crackle! Pop! That is what I am calling my newest project destined for the shop.
Snap! I snapped up the broken down farmhouse table base from the curb.
The chairs were a snapped up bargain from the Habitat Restore. I have had my eye on the table top that was at Lowes for ages but couldn’t justify the expense when working on other table sets.
Crackle! I used the crackle medium from Sherwin-Williams. I think there may be home made versions as well but I opted to buy it. Actually for this painting project I used a few things new to me such as the deglosser, crackle medium and white wash stain. After repairing the table base by using the Elmer’s wood glue to attach the foot to the base I used my compressor and brad nailer to secure it. Once it was dry I filled in the crack with the Elmer’s wood filler.
Then the farmhouse table base sat in my garage for a while because I needed chairs to go with it. When I went to Habitat one Wednesday to volunteer there they were, the perfect set of chairs. I felt I could finally afford to buy the table top from Lowes.
Pop! The inspiration finally popped in my head after trying to figure out what color to paint the base. I definitely knew I wanted a white farmhouse looking table. I thought I would use a beachy blue color as the base coat but I have always been drawn to yellow in the kitchen. Besides the last table and chair set I did was a beachy theme. So Sherwin-Williams Fun Yellow DIY chalk paint was the base coat. Before I got to painting I applied deglosser to the table base and chairs since they have the rounded areas and I didn’t want to sand the pieces. Since the original finish was a little shiny I didn’t want to take a chance of the chalk paint not sticking.
I painted everything but the table top three times with the yellow chalk paint before applying the crackle medium. The yellow did give it a snap of a look. I used the Sherwin-Williams Steamed Milk color in my DIY chalk paint recipe for the final coat. I only used one coat of the Steamed Milk. It was fun Popping out to the garage every so often to check on the Crackle.
I initially worked on one chair to make sure I liked it. It was very hard for me to accept the imperfections of the finished job. I did sand some areas to smooth out what I considered really rough places. Then I used my clear Minwax and realized this was the Snap! Crackle! Pop! Look I was going for.
Then I worked on the other chair and table base. Once the remaining chair and farmhouse table for two was painted I waxed it with the clear Minwax.
The next step to give the farmhouse table for two some Pop. I was at Lowes shopping for other supplies when I saw the Minwax Wood Stain in White Wash Pickling. I popped it in the shopping cart. This was going to add the snap to the farmhouse table top.
The stain went on easy. The top got three coats and then I applied three coats of the Minwax polycrylic in the clear satin. And the farmhouse table for two with Snap! Crackle! Pop! was ready to be used.