M&M Embellishments
M&M Embellishments
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  • Franklin, PA

Hand Stained & Painted Baseball Table


I have been wanting to do a red piece but haven't found the right "idea", so I decided to go with America's favorite - BASEBALL!

I had this solid oak end table that was very plain but very substantial.
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I started with the base of the table and painted it with my NEW Wise Owl paints in Antique Red. I also wanted to use my black wax to add an aged effect. I used it darker on the bottom and top and left the middle lighter with the wax.

{Waxing tip: Use clear wax first before you use your darker wax so that if you get too much dark, you can got back over with the clear wax to remove some of the dark. Also, be sure to buff the wax good so there is no sticky feel to it.}
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
For the top, I used MinWax oil-based stain in Jacobean - a very dark brown. I first tried to apply it and wipe it back, but it wasn't darkening as much as I wanted. So I applied the stain and let it cure for nearly a week.
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Once it was cured, I use a combination of Wise Owl paints in Limestone and Antique Villa for the base layer of the baseball. When that was dry, it was time to start on my staining technique. I used General Finishes Merlot dye and Minwax Ebony stain.
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I sealed the top with Wise Owl Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve. This is an amazing product that takes about 2 weeks to 30 days to cure, but leaves the furniture conditioned, water resistant and smelling devine!!

Here is some information on this amazing product:
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
This is a magical furniture "ointment" designed to richen, beautify and protect both raw and finished wood. It has a high hemp content and will easily apply to surfaces using a lint free cloth. It will also removes oxidation from metal and will rejuvenate leather. Yes you can use it on your boots too! It provides protection against water and may be used in place of furniture polish as well. You may use it in place of hemp wax over paint for a softer great smelling alternative!


Next time, I will show you a magnificent piece that I restored using this product!!

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hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I was featured on Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party #77
hand stained painted baseball table, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
http://www.thatsweettealife.com/2017/02/welcome-home-wednesdays-link-party-77.html

Suggested materials:

  • Wise Owl Paint Antique Red  (https://www.etsy.com/listing/493806810/wise-owl-chalk-synthesis-paint-pint-size?ref=shop_home_feat_3)
  • Wise Owl Paint's black wax  (https://www.etsy.com/listing/493800808/4-oz-natural-furniture-wax-many-colors?ref=shop_home_active_9)
  • Wise Owl Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve  (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mmembellishments)

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Kathleen Jenkins
    on Feb 11, 2017

    went to the Wise Owl website, but the Lemon Verbena wax salve was not listed there. Is there another place to order it?

    • M&M Embellishments
      on Feb 13, 2017

      You can purchase it from my Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/mmembellishments It is only available for retailers to sell at the moment. I'd be glad to ship it out to you!

  • Bonnie Walker
    on Mar 23, 2017

    do you think the lemon verbena wax is safe for reconditioning wood cutting boards? What would you use there?
    • M&M Embellishments
      on Mar 26, 2017

      Let me ask my rep on that one. The reason I'm guessing it wouldn't is because it has essential oils in it which makes that fabulous aroma. But I wonder if that would be bad as far as picking up on that taste. I will ask her and let you know...

  • Conni Beardsley
    on Jun 20, 2017

    I would like to paint a stenciled design on a piece that I used lemon verbena salve on yesterday. The salve feels very dry on the piece - not waxy at all. Do I have to remove the salve before painting the stencil?

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  • Sandra Baker
    on Mar 12, 2017

    Did you draw the baseball free hand or use a stencil? It's gorgeous and I'd like to make one but I'm no artist!
    • M&M Embellishments
      on Mar 13, 2017

      Hi Sandra, and thank you! No stencil. The baseball is fairly easy. I used an image for reference to know where to put the seam and the rest is just drawing the laces. Its the shading that makes it all pop off the table.

  • Carol Kennedy
    on Apr 9, 2017

    Beautiful job
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