Hi ALL! I’ve missed you!!
I have so many NEW refinished pieces coming your way!! YAY!
But for now. . . lets start with this dining set that I refinished for a friend back in November!
yes. . . I know took me a minute to post this one 🙁
This entire space was in desperate need of a makeover! Ruthie to the rescue!
So the table top actually had a very thin “wood” veneer on it.
Ok fine . . . that’s ok and still workable. . .
but you have to be very careful with your sander at that point
to not go too far and go past the actual wood and into the pressboard underneath!!
I don’t really like to “baby” the furniture when I’m using my sander,
but I had to with this piece! 🙁
So here I’ve already painted the chairs an antique white color and put on the first coat of stain.
Here I used Minwax Dark Walnut
ehh . . . not really the color I was going for . . . so lets see if I can get it a little darker
Now the base is painted antique white to match the chairs
So now I’ve probably put on at least 2 more coats of stain and I’m still not happy with the color!!
Now I’m getting desperate! Time to get aggressive!
I remembered a product I used once before, Minwax Poly Shades, was a lot thicker and had a richer look to it.
I had the Espresso Satin color on hand, So I thought I’d give it a try!
Walaa! The exact depth and dark wood color I was going for!! WOO HOO!
I also used Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane to seal and lock it all in.
OMG . . . THAT PRODUCT IS AMAZING!! That is by far the fastest drying poly in the world!
The table could be touched in 30 minutes! No residual brush strokes. AMAZING!
Now I can’t take credit for the fabric on the chairs . . . but I sure would like to!!
The homeowner did that all herself! Great Job Amelia!