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Black Table Makeover With Paint & Stain

Each month, a group of my blogger friends gives a piece of furniture a themed makeover. This month, it was back to black.
black table makeover with paint stain, painted furniture
This beautiful pedestal table was in near perfect shape, but the owner was ready for a change after 10+ years.
black table makeover with paint stain, painted furniture
If you've ever had a project that gave you a run for your money, this blog post is for you. See this streaky, horrible finish? That's what kept happening each time I applied my top coat. I sanded, repainted and applied 4 different types of top coats and the streaks would reappear.
black table makeover with paint stain, painted furniture
Time to move on to Plan B: sanding to bare wood and using black stain. Only problem was this table top wasn't having that either. The black gel stain turned the table BROWN when applied. Can I get a collective sigh?!
Not one to give up, I persisted and wasn't going to let this table get the best of me.
Find out how I figured out to ebonize (turning wood black) this table into a black beauty on my blog post: http://www.highstylerestyle.com/blog/how-to-get-the-perfect-black-stain

To see more: http://www.highstylerestyle.com/blog/how-to-get-the-perfect-black-stain

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  • Highstyle Restyle
    on Oct 23, 2015

    It's interesting how different wood take stain and paint. I've had other staining problems but never this severe!

  • VictoriaC
    on Jan 18, 2016

    Sherrie, now you have me wanting to paint my furniture black. I have dark oak, and it is good wood and pretty, I am just sick of looking at it..My daughter said "MOM, Don't do it, it is a fad!" Well it is a fad I like so I am going to do a piece..Wish me luck! thanks for sharing...

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