I bought this table last week in the hopes to flip it. Well I’ve decided this one’s a keeper. Here’s the before. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Restore a Side Table using Stain and Stencils.
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I sanded the top down to bare wood and went over the drawer front and body of the table to scuff it up a bit. Then I cleaned all the sanding dust off, and prepped it for a new finish.
I painted the bottom of the table, and the drawer front, with homemade chalky finish paint. After the paint dried, I sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth and distress it a bit. I cleaned off all the dust and put a coat of Minwax Natural Finishing Wax over the paint.
I gave the inside of the drawer one coat of chalky finish paint.
The top of the table got 2 stencil applications on it. I cut the vine stencil on my Cricut; the vine design on the table and the sign came from this Creative Market shop. Then I stained the top with Minwax Dark Walnut stain and when that was dry I applied 3 coats of polyurethane, letting it dry and sanding with high grit sandpaper in between each application. The drawer pulls were simply spray painted with black matte spray paint.
The saucer on this teacup set was broke and glued back together, too sweet to part with.
What do you think of this table’s new look? Are you a fan of the stain and paint combo like I am? I would love for you to share this table makeover.
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