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DIY the French Country Look on a Budget

If you’re into DIY, but working on a budget then you NEED to be stalking Facebook marketplace and your local swap pages. I had been looking to change up the feel of our dining room decor, and really had my heart set on a round pedestal table with a gorgeous detailed base. If you’ve looked into purchasing a dining table with any sort of character then you’re well aware they can cost a small fortune. Diligent stalking of the marketplace let me to a table with a gorgeous base for a cool $75. SOLD.

diy the french country look on a budget



The top needed some SERIOUS work, but that base made my heart skip a beat. Having never stripped a piece of furniture in my life, I naturally chose to tackle this piece as my first project.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used.

  • Citristrip
  • Saran Wrap
  • Stripping pads
  • Plastic Scraper
  • Old rags
  • Drop cloth
  • Sponges
  • Gloves
  • Bleach ( I used regular Clorox)
  • Liming Wax

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