My cousin and his wife are such sweet people. He knows my
addiction love for refinishing things. He gave me this table. I knew it had such great potential. It had tons of scratches all over it and some lovely purple nail polish.
I sanded the top, and the sanding went fairly easy. I didn't get all of the scratches off, but I tried to get any names or initials that were carved into it off the table.
I removed the leaves to stain the top.
I stained it with 2 coats of Minwax's Dark Walnut stain.
I painted the bottom part in Annie Sloans Old White. I love chalk paint. It took two coats and I hardly used up any paint. Since I wanted it to look like an old farm table, I distressed it using clear and dark wax. I did not distress it using sand paper, because I did not want the honey color coming through.
Here is a before and after pic.
I finished the top using a product called Waterlox satin finish. It is recommended to be used on surfaces that will be used for food. I also used Waterlox on my countertop, and it really has strengthened the pine wood. I still need to do one more coat, but I couldn't wait to share it with you all.
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