I’ve been working on this table for months and have finally finished it.
Here’s the before…
And now, the after…
The chair on the left is what goes with the table, but I only have one finished. The other chairs here are from my old table. I painted the bottom with Valspar White (off the shelf) and the top is stained with Dark Walnut Minwax stain. Then two coats of Wipe On Poly. This was my first time using it and it was so easy to just wipe it on with a cloth and I love the finish. I’ll also remind you, this table and chairs only cost me $40 at a yard sale last Fall. I probably spent about $10 in supplies to finish it.
As you can see, there are still some spots on the top that wouldn’t take the stain. I did like four coats of stain, and it still wouldn’t take. So, I decided to go with it and call it distressed. 😉
I’m still dtrying to decide whether or not to distress the legs. What do you think?
One more view from the staircase…
My next big project is that buffet over there to the right. It turned out to be a little too big for this room, so this will be my first piece to sell. I wish I could find a place for it myself, but its too big. But, luckily, my sister found a gorgeous piece on the side of the road that she is giving to me. Yay!! I love free stuff. It’s hard to believe what some people will just throw away.
Have a wonderful day, and until next time.
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