Monday, September 26, 2011

Third Time Is A Charm

Years ago, when most of our children were still at home, my husband and I built a beautiful square table. I loved it then but with our family getting smaller I started to yearn for a smaller round table. When I voiced my desire my family rejected the idea of replacing the table that we had built. I was left with only one choice, if I couldn't change the table shape, I could change the existing table style. I stripped off the old finish, painted and re-stained, added a varathane for protection, and then for added protection I added a layer of wax. OH BOY was that a bad choice! The varathane and wax did not play well together and I was left with having to start the process all over again. Yes, at this point I was definitely wishing I had just bought the round table that I wanted, but I wanted to be sensitive to my family's wishes so I did a DO-OVER-DO-OVER.
Strip the finish.First coat of gray stain.Drybrush on walnut stain.Varathane, and finally. . .ENJOY!The third time is a charm!


'T' said...

so nice. our tables are the hearts of our homes. brings us all together. i was thinking earlier today about my dining room chairs how lovingly my husband stained them to match our table. just a random tidbit.

jojo said...


Our Paper Plates said...

ha ha - we gave our mom a hard time too when she wanted to replace the 20 year old family dining table with a new one :) poor mom! but your table transformation looks great!

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