Do you know who's happy? Me finding that piece of furniture. And fixing it up . And feeling proud of my work while drinking...coffee.
I call it DumpSTAR table because it was rescued from a trip to the dumpster. I love the neighborhood dumpster day that happens once a year, when everyone throws away what they don't want. Oh it's shopping day for me.(Did I say that out loud?)
This little table was going to the dumpster, but made a turn on the way and showed up at my garage.
It was not very pretty, but look at the legs and it's Thomasville table. Worth saving in my book.
I had in mind to bring out the beauty of the wood grain that was under the black paint. I could already see there was beautiful wood on the top of the table.
Onto stripping it all down. This is what I used. Oh what a mess :
It works but it's so messy. But it sure makes some interesting photos. Cleaned it all up. Here's the clean raw wood I was talking about.
To stain the table I used one of my favorite products:
|All the safety gear|
|Stain and top coat|
|This goes on first|
I did one coat of the conditioner first(helps with the streaky lines) and one coat of stain. I did a very light distressing at the edges and legs, and finished it with a coat of the gel topcoat. Put a new drawer handle and lined the bottom of the drawer. Here it is now:
I'm in love with the transformation and I absolutely love the gel stains, especially this yummy rich chocolate like Java stain.
It's a beautiful Dump'STAR' table don't you think?
Love to all and happy Spring!