Sunday, September 19, 2010

Table, Refinished

Our kitchen table was in pretty bad shape. To be fair, we bought the table and all 4 chairs from K-Mart for $200, so I guess you get what you pay for. The finish started chipping within the first month. The good news is that it's 100% wood, so we figured we could always refinish it. It's taken the better part of a year to actually get around to doing that. Luckily, I have a very handy man. This weekend, he took the table apart and refinished it for me!

There was lots of sanding, staining and shellacking. (Did you know that there is an actual product called Shellack? I had no idea, I thought it was just a saying or a brand name, like Kleenex, but no, it's an actual product. It's not what we used though. We used Poly. Anyway).

Here's the top of the table, drying in the kitchen. Best quote of the weekend from T: "Moooommm, F is climbing on the table!"

Ry rigged up this fancy contraption to varnish and poly the legs so they didn't get all grassy, leafy and dirty.

Any finally, we have a gorgeous newly stained table. Of course, the color we picked bears no resemblance to our dining room chairs, but we can always refinish them too. Someday.

1 comment:

Jo said...

That is gorgeous. Well done!!!!

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