I recently was asked to redo a set of tables, a coffee table and two side tables. A fellow furniture refinisher had passed along my name to one of her clients and I am grateful for that! I knew the tables would be a fun project. I just loved the shape and details on the legs. They definitely had potential to be pretty again!
I was a little bit nervous whether the wood top on the coffee table could be refinished. But I sanded the top down, the wood grain was beautiful!
After one coat of paint on the base and the coffee table was starting to shape up! The raw wood looked nice with the painted base. Since the plan was to stain the wood, I was inspired to search for a piece of furniture that I could redo in the future and leave the top bare wood. That style is beachy and fresh. And something I haven’t done yet. I just love the look!
Anyway, back to the coffee table… on this table the wood grain wasn’t shining without stain, so I was excited to see how it would look once stained. After a coat of Provincial, it looked pretty good! I just love that wood grain.
Even the side tables were looking better with just one coat of Old white!
Love all the curves!
I did a couple coats of Provincial minwax stain on the coffee table top, leaving the stain on for 20 mins each time. I painted a few coats of Old White ASCP on the table base and end tables.
I love the look of white furniture, but painting them white is a little painful. No matter how light the wood is, it seems there’s always a little peaking through the paint. I made sure to do 3 coats of paint and a touch up coat. I also had some bleed through on the coffee table, but I used Shellac on those spots and painted over with the Old White. Shellac works like a charm!
After lightly sanding the chalk paint so it was smooth like buttah and antiique the edges, I applied a coat of wax. On the wood top I did 3 coats of Varathane in satin finish to make sure it was durable.
Here’s the sneak peak after the two coats of stain and paint. It’s amazing how the curves were highlighted! Loved it already.
And here are the tables in their home! I just love how they turned out. And even better, the client was pretty happy with them!
The tables were a lot of work but its worth it for me to make someone happy with their home. That’s one big part of furniture refinishing that I love!
I’m taking a break this week, but hoping to tackle a couple desks next week.