Welcome to my dining room table! I posted last week about how my dining room has goals, big ones!
I had this table made for me when we first moved into this house. I wanted a rustic look so I decided on only a wax sealant and no poly sealant.
This is what it looks like after four years.
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See those grease marks? Gross! Regular spray and washing will not get them out.
So I brought it out to the garage one day and started to sand the top down.
It looked amazing once it was all done and the garage smelled great…nothing like the smell of fresh sawdust!
Before I started to stain it, I treated the entire tabletop with Minwax Pre-Conditioner. Especially since this table is pine and pine is a bit more difficult to stain evenly.
I kinda wanted it to match my printer’s cabinet from Pottery Barn. I know you shouldn’t be matchy-matchy with your furniture but I wanted to go darker on the top and then paint the legs grey. So I mixed up Special Walnut and Dark Walnut from Minwax to try to match the PB Tuscan Chestnut stain.
So I mixed up the stain and this is the result!
I stained two coats then added two coats of Wipe-On Poly from Minwax too. This stuff is amazing! Such a great clear coat.
Then I got to work on painting the legs. Does anyone else drink tea while they paint??
I distressed the legs a bit then buffed on Clear Wax.
I love the way it turned out!
I think it’s a great match to my cabinet but the grey legs break up all the dark. I’d like to get a bamboo rug under the table to really lighten up the space.
I even add a few knicks and dings to match the cabinet as well.
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