Table Refinish

Our table is a little....okay, a lot USED. Our kids have forked it over and over, dug holes in it, etc. I have been wanting a dining room remodel for a while.

Okay, so I didn't get the whole remodel of the dining room, but one new piece can make a big difference.

Here is a picture of what our dining room recently looked like:

Our dining table was so bad that I had to start covering it with a table cloth to make it look half way decent.

So, when my friend moved into her new house and the previous owners had left a table there, I told her that I wanted it (thank you Rebecca) since she was just going to get rid of it.

Here it was at the beginning.


Okay, look up close. I had a lot of work to do.

The leaf (that was folded under during these pictures) was actually in good shape, but I wanted to stain the top dark.

So, I started by putting the leaf in and stripping and sanding the entire top.

(here is a picture of the leaf )

Then I used a combination poly and stain (5 coats of it) to stain the top and get exactly the color that I wanted it to be.

Here is how it turned out...

I still plan on painting my chairs an off white to match the bottom of the table. I am super excited. I love how it turned out. I can't wait to see how it looks all put together with the chairs done and everything.

1 comment:

  1. Turned out great! I love it. I keep telling myself that someday we will have nice furniture.