The table is finished and looks better than I expected. I showed some photos and talked about how my friend gave me a table that her daughter’s dog chewed on. You can see that post here.
I used a DeGlosser, Mini Wax Walnut Stain and my Martha Stewart paint sample in Oolong Tea. The finished piece got a coat Finishing Wax Paste on the top.
I worked in the backyard with the wonderful sun shining down on me, but that sun made it hard for me to take photos.
Here’s a before and after.
The finish was worn so I easily sanded the top and then I lightly sanded the legs and used the DeGlosser on them.
I applied the walnut stain to the top and painted the legs with my Martha Stewart Oolong Tea (green) paint.
Staining the top of the table was so fun and satisfying. It’s the first time I have tried it. I have seen it done many times by so many bloggers. It is instant gratification I tell you.
I was really worried about glazing this piece because I had so much trouble with my cubby shelf redo. Which by the way won the CSI project green contest! So I am really glad I stuck with it. It pays to be determined.
On the table I decided to use the stain for my glaze because well I am lazy and already had all the stuff out and because I thought it would match the top better.
It worked like a charm. The only draw back is it takes forever to dry in the little crevices. I forgot to mention I sanded the edges of the legs a bit and the walnut stain really works well with the distressing.
This is the table before the redo.
You can hardly tell the legs were chewed unless you look closely at them.
Here is the chewed leg before.
I am going to call this project a success for sure. Have you tackled a furniture redo that seemed impossible? I would love to hear about it.
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