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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's Official ... I'm a Stripper !!

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Yes, folks, "Boom Boom Becca" has hit the stage, I mean dining room, and stripped the table top.  Woo Hoo !!

And, when I asked my husband to please come and take my picture because I was about to start stripping, I thought he was going to break his legs racing to the dining room!  Imagine his sheer disappointment, when he found me waiting for him, looking like this ... can you say *sex-ay* ?!  NOT (lol).


All I can say is I'm soooo glad I did this !!  This table is part of the set that my sister gave me when we moved into our home five years ago.  I love the set ... it just needed a little TLC, which I was afraid to do before now. 

BEFORE:  Cherry table ... quite a few dings in it:


AFTER:  Now dark walnut, which matches the sideboard much better!  (This picture is right after the 3rd coat of polycrylic ... not done yet).


It's FAR from perfect, but it'll do!  I simply stripped the top with Citristrip ... sanded with my palm sander ... coated with three coats of MinWax Dark Walnut ... and topped it off with a few coats of Polycrylic.  If I had to do it again, I would've heavily sanded after applying and removing the Citristrip.  Being my first time, I was afraid I'd gouge or truly ruin the table.  I'll know better next time, fo' sho' !!

I also painted the bases BM White Dove ... annnnd, of course, that meant I then had to distress, glaze and wax them to match the chairs:


The dining room is just about ready for its reveal !!

Thanks for stopping by,

*Boom Boom*

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29 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Boom boom that is HOT! Can't wait for the rest...I can only imagine your husbands disappointment..I do hope you made up for it LOL!

Judy said...

You are too funny! I've been known to strip myself (furniture that is - LOL).

Can't wait for the reveal....

Judy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Boom-Boom Becca...I love it!!! Girl, you did a fabulous job restoring your dining room table...it's gorgeous!!! Ohhh...can't wait to see your dining room reveal! Hurry pleassse! Hehe!

Love ya,
Chari

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Hey Boom-Boom! He might have gotten a little worried when he saw the gloves anyway. :) The table looks great and I can't wait to see the finished room. :)

L said...

Wow! Love the table top. Great job.
I had to giggle at the comment about your hubby running to the dining room! =o)
You might get lots of traffic with this post title!! lol

I can't wait to see the reveal of the room.
~L

Linda said...

You are so cute! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jeanette said...

Boy hubby must have really been so disappointed Boom Boom! Good thing he didn't get hurt or that would have been double disappointment! You did a great job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Haha! I'll bet you just couldn't wait to type that title in, Becca! : ) You are too funny! I can't wait to see the full reveal.

Farica said...

I am rolling on the floor!!! You crack me up. This looks fabulous. Too bad he didn't come running with dollars in hand because that would mean more shopping! LOL!!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey Boom Boom Becca I love the way your table turned out!! Can't wait for the big reveal! Martina

ONG said...

Well done! And I can imagine how your husband reacted. Us men are ALL the same.

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, surely you have made amends with your husband???? :-)

The table is absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on the finish...and the color is much better. At least, I like it better!

Hurry up and let us see the rest ~ :-)

xo
Pat

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohh it's looking gorgeous already~ too funny about your hubby too! Lol! Can't wait for the whole reveal! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Boom Boom you are c r a z y!! My husband would have broke something for sure if I told him to take a photo of me stripping!! The table looks great and thanks for the laugh.

Jemsmom said...

Boom Boom POW!!!!! I am cracking up!!! You are so flippin' funny! The table looks great and I hope your husband is doing o.k. :-) Girl, you are on a roll!

At The Picket Fence said...

Wow! Boom Boom Becca knows her way around the pole...err...I mean...the paint brush! LOL! You are too funny girl and that table is looking fabulous!
Vanessa

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Yes Mrs. Boom Boom, I agree with Debbiedoo, this is definately hot. Can't wait to see the whole reveal. You know I am loving that distressed, glazed bottom of yours!

Greg said...

uuummm ok wait, your just now making it official? You've been stripping for months haven't you? And all for free I might add. So now that you've admitted it to the world there is a good chance that you might start getting paid to "strip". lol, your table looks great *BOOM BOOM* as always you've created a masterpiece!!

Kristens Creations said...

LOL! I bet your hubby did race to see that! How funny!

Looking forward to seeing your table...I bet it looks beautiful!! Kristen

Liz said...

BOOM BOOM....BAMMMMM!! You nailed that table, it looks GOOOOOOOOD!!! You crack me up, girl, what a darling post! You are such a tease, first with your hubby, and now with us. I am DYING to see the reveal. I just know that table is going to look GORGEOUS. Can't wait...

Thanks for sharing and for the chuckle! XOXO ~Liz

Sandra Mendoza said...

Boom, boom, Becca, Becca, boom, boom! Now I can't get that beat out of my head! LOL. I love the way the table turned out!

CAS said...

Way to kill the moment -- poor hubby! This is looking great. I love the chairs, so I can only imagine how it's going to look all together.
CAS

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You are so wild and crazy!! Love the table. Be sure to video your first show when you are dancing on the table!!! You are such a hoot and getting pretty good with those skills of yours. (painting, dis-stressing, and glazing that is!)

Brooke said...

Woo Hoo, that's the best kind of stripping!! Ha ha you're so funny!! Love the new table color; it's really pretty!
www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I love the title..LOL!!! Your table looks great...I'm always envious when I see that someone has redone a piece of their furniture...Someday I will get the courage to try and strip myself..haha

Lori said...

LOL...you crack me up! The table looks great! But remember...standing on top of it in high heels would probably scratch it up!! :)

Living Lakeside said...

Wow looks great! You did it right in your dining room too?! Was the odor from the Citristrip very strong? I'm getting my grandmother's dining set this summer and I'm thinking it might need to be re-stained but I'm worried about using toxic chemicals.

Thanks!
Katrina :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

OMJaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!! Becca, love! I NEEDED a BIG laugh in a BIG way!!! THAT was HALARIOUS!! I BUSTED out laughing! So loud I scared Gizmo! Then I read it to my HUB and HE died laughing..But was remorseful for YOUR HUB!!! LOL LOL LOL!!! You are SO ADORABLE! Looks like a good start! Im sorry I havent been by in a while...Im still trying to get over these shingles...and what better way to do that than o have a car wreck! It looks like it will be FAB!!!

Love you and MISS YOU!

xoxokara

angie @ the cellar door stories said...

love the title of this post ~ hilarious!!

thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my gallery wall ~ i really appreciate it!!