Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Refinish a Dining Table

We received this heavy solid wood table from a family’s friend. He bought a new one and no longer wants his old dining table, we were very happy that he offered it to us. At the time, we didn’t have a dining table and were looking to purchase one. It had some wear and tear on the top surface, so I suggested to the hubby to refinish it. This project happened before we have much knowledge of furniture refinish. He bought the dark Cherry Wood stain that matched with our kitchen cabinets from Home Depot for touch up. We ended up using it to stain the dining table, and it matched perfectly since our kitchen and dining room are right next to each other.

Photo from this week

We did this project back in January 2011 and it was our first refinish project. Kate over censationalgirl probably has better instructions, so I am not going to rewrite the steps. If you’re interested check out her blog, I wish I’ve read something similar before we did our project. Nevertheless, it’s all about trial and error and that’s how we learn. You can also check out HGTV on how to refinish a dining table, just make sure you do your research before you start on a project.

Tools we used:

Here I present to you the before and after photos:

Before

in progress

After, photo from December 2011

Photo from this week

linking up:
Christine @ http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/
Shannon @ http://cozyhomescenes.blogspot.com 
Erin @ http://howtonestforless.com
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

7 comments:

  1. Your table looks great. I rarely restain anything because it's such a pain stripping the old stain off. However, the trouble was certainly worth it with this beautiful table. Thanks for sharing these tips with us at Your Cozy Home Party!

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    1. It did took us sometime. But it's all worth like you said, best part is I didn't have to pay for the table.

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  2. This look absolutely fantastic!! I'm featuring you tonight over at my blog. Thanks for linking up!!

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    1. Thank you Erin! I am excited, honored and very appreciative to be featured.

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  3. Love the charming tree! It would be perfect in my little girl's room redo coming soon.kids wall decals

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    1. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. I love those kids wall decals, which one are you going pick?

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  4. Wow, Love the redo on that table!

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