Ok this is one of my absolute favourite DIY project that we have tackled in our house so far. It also makes me the most proud to see the transformation. We recently inherited my parents kitchen table which we decided to use for our kitchen table. The table is seriously gorgeous, square, comes with 6 chairs and a bench. It also fits our dining room way better than our old table.
The only problem, it was a little bit scuffed and had some water damage from a plant leaking onto the table, so we decide deciding to do a dining room table makeover. To my husband and I it was a bit of daunting task since we had never done anything like this before. We had to google how to strip a stain off… after my dad and uncle told me we had to strip it… I was thinking “how do you strip it?” So I decided to capture the whole process and share it with you so you too will know how to re-stain a table if you ever need to. And for the record it wasn’t as hard as we had envisioned. It took a few days but most of that was just waiting for it to dry.
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WHAT YOU NEED:
START YOUR TABLE MAKEOVER!
So here is what the table looked like before
To start we poured on the furniture stripper and spread it out over the top of the table and let it sit for about 5 minutes. We were a little impatient because we wanted to see what it could do but that was all it needed. Using the scrapper we scrapped off the paint. It removes very easily in a gooey form. What didn’t remove we used the stripper again for large areas and used the stripping pad for the corners.
We then sanded the table to a nice smooth surface, wiped it with a damp cloth to remove any dust or materials.
Now the fun part! When the table is dry you get to start staining the table! Use your foam brush to apply the stain lightly. I did the whole table before wiping off the excess stain with the staining rag. Let it dry. Apply as many coats as you like to get the stain to be the colour you want your table to be.
We let the stain dry overnight before we went ahead and added a coat of polyurethane with the foam brush. Let it dry for 2 hours and apply another coat. We added 3 coats.
After your 3 coats your done! Enjoy your beautiful new re-stained table! Now every time you walk by it you can look at it with pride.
Now the reveal!!
What are you wanting to makeover in your house?