Reader project: A Hamptons-style dining table makeover

I love a Hamptons and coastal-style home. Light rooms with pops of calming colours. I've always wanted a table like the one I've created for a very long time. So I was so happy when I found the furniture!

The biggest challenge for me was evenly sanding down the top of the table and figuring out how to use the sander. The second biggest challenge was cleaning up after the sanding! Much to my partner’s dismay I did it on the tiled floor in the dining room and for someone who had never sanded I wasn't aware or prepared for how much mess it would make. Sand outside!

Ash Rose

No need to sand down the rest of the table and chairs as the chalk paint holds nicely on it.

Dining table: $40 from Facebook Marketplace

Chairs: $80 for the lot from Facebook Marketplace

Rustoleum Chalked Ultra Matt Paint in Linen White

Reader project: A Hamptons-style dining table makeover

Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Varnish

Roller: $10 from Bunnings

Total cost: around $190

I love the colour of the wood. It’s exactly how I envisioned it.

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