The top and sides had some water damage and the finish was peeling and flaking in spots. I used some stripper I had left over from a previous project to get the rest of the finish off.
My sander seriously got a workout with this one. But I was left with a beautiful oak top.
I left the top but painted the rest of table off white (what else is new?). I really wanted to use some stain I had on hand to complete this table and make it truly "free" but I only had a reddish stain and an ebony stain. The colour of the wood looked so great with the paint that I had to go and get some clear stain to finish this project. I ended up with Minwax Honey Pine, bought from the Mistint Motherload for $3.49. There's also a bunch of stains there that have been discontinued.
This Minwax product is a stain and poly in one and awesome to work with. I love how the wood looks with the paint!
I re-used the drop pulls since they had a nice finish and also looked great with the paint colour.
This really is a fantastic table, solid wood and very well made. I can't believe someone left it at the dump!
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