Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DIY Refinished Coffee Table

We found this great coffee table at a rummage sale last year for $15. It turned out to be made in Italy and imported by Bloomingdale's! Say waaa!? Score. It had a cute design, but it was all scratched up and whenever I put a cold glass on  it, a white foggy ring would appear on the table. Ahhh no good. So Dan and I resurfaced and stained our Italian coffee table!

Ooh it's so perdy and silky smooth now. And the wood is gorgeous! I'm kicking myself for not taking a "before" photo...but it looks 100% better.

 

Here's how we did it:

Step one
Use an Orbital Sander to take off the previous layers of lacquer and stain. Sand deep enough to remover scratches and nicks and reveal the original wood.

Step two
Hand sand with a fine grit sandpaper. I would suggest a 120 Grit, but it really depends on the type of wood you are working with.

Step three
Stain and let dry according to the directions on the particular stain you use

Step four
Lacquer. Dry. Repeat 3X
{This process will take a few days}


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