It was time to refinish the kitchen table.I used an orbital sander with 80-grit to remove the old finish/stains/glitter/marker/glue, then 120-grit to smooth it. I stained with one coat of
Minwax Golden Oak, and put on 3 coats of Minwax water-based polyurethane, sanding with 220-grit in-between coats of poly. The finish would have been more durable if I had used regular oil-based polyurethane, but I wanted low-odor and fast drying, due to the fact that I was doing it indoors, and have cats and young children..
The bathroom my 3 kids share needed updating from the original 1989. The walls were yellow-ish, there was no place to store towels or soaps, no place to hang towels to dry, and the cabinet was stained, ugly mis-matched wood.