Posts Tagged ‘restain’

Four Dollar Side Tables

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Hello all, it’s almost Friday but I wanted to share one more DIY project I wrapped up this week with all of you.  A few weeks ago I scored some solid wood side tables at (where else?) a thrift shop and they were four dollars each.  Four dollars?  Sold!  The wood tops needed some work but I also loved the idea of redoing the bases a crisp white gloss paint.  Here they are:

side table before and after

 

Can you believe this price tag?  Hello, you’re definitely coming home with me!

four dollar price tag

 

The tops were in bad shape, but that’s nothing a little sanding and new stain won’t fix.

side table scratches

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Pin It

How to Restain A Wood Table Top

Monday, August 29th, 2011

I’ve mentioned before, we have a little guest studio above our garage that we’ve rented out in the past, but mostly use for guests, especially this time of year.  A few months ago I refinished the kitchen cabinets, and last weekend I thought it time to refinish the old Pottery Barn pedestal table that sits in that space.  It used to be our breakfast table, and over the course of ten years it has had its share of damage done to it.   

I’ve got to give PB credit, they make a a high quality solid wood table, but over the years it had suffered the typical wear and tear that comes with daily living.  Scratches, dents, paint residue, kid crud, you name it, that table had it.  After all the damage, I decided the time had come to refinish the surface. 

So often, when there’s damage to wood, the first inclination is simply to paint it and I confess I do that all the time.  For this table, I thought it would be better to take the time to restore the beauty of the cherry wood and I’m so glad I did.  With all the light and bright in this studio, I loved the idea of a classic wood pedestal table grounding the space.  Besides, let’s face it.  Dark wood pedestal table?  Totally timeless. 

centsational girl restained pedestal table

 

Here’s a glimpse of some of the damage before . . .

table before

 

. . . and today !

table after restained

 

Here’s the skinny on how I restored the surface of this pedestal table in a weekend:

restained table top how to

 

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »