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Detailed Oak Accent Table - Refinish


I saw this sweet little table on a buy/sell/trade site and I just had to give it a little bit more life!


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This is how this sweet little table appeared to me on a buy/sell/trade site. I was lucky enough to be the first to comment that I was interested, because there was about 50 more people behind me! I set up a time and place to take a gander at it, right away! I fell in love!


detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects


There was no finish on this table so I just started sanding! I of course started in for all the easily accessible areas!


detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects


I even did the drawer before going for those spindly legs!!! Tell me those aren't just a little intimidating!  For the drawer, I sanded what I could access and then I stripped it with a chemical stripper and tiny scrub brushes. I was pleased with the outcome.


detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects


I finally got up the nerve to get those spindles sanded down! I'll tell you what! Should you ever need to sand and area that is, well, a little funky in shape, get yourself some 3M flexible sandpaper! You won't regret it, ever! I just happened to have some free samples in several packages of regular 3M, I thought I'd give it a go and it was AMAZING!


detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects


I was so happy, I took a table selfie!!


detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects


I couldn't let that beautiful hand carved drawer hide behind a monotonal stain color. I decided to paint and distress with several shades of teal/blue. After distressing, I stained the entire table in red mahogany. I sealed with a tung oil finish that just made the grain pop!


detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects




detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects




detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects




detailed oak accent table, painted furniture, woodworking projects


Every piece has a story to tell....this one says, look at me now!

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  • Two9986554
    on Feb 10, 2018

    I'm in LOVE with the blues. I have a tall french provencial dresser that I'm going to paint. The metal handles are very detailed. I would love to use these colors. What kind of paint would I use for metal?
    • Katherine
      on Aug 25, 2018

      I have painted metal handles with spray paint that is specifically for metal or hard to adhere surfaces. It’s worked beautifully and made a huge difference in the look of the furniture.

  • Kristen Miller
    on Feb 10, 2018

    You did a beautiful job and thanks for the info on the flexible sandpaper I will have to pick some up! What was the chemical stripper you used and what were you stripping, a previous stain? I think it would look great with the bottom squares painted in the color, too, but it's gorgeous as is, of course! Move over Chip and Jo Jo :)
  • Emmawilliams1
    on Feb 10, 2018

    Love the look!! How much did you pay for the table, may I ask? thank you.
    • Dus17403359
      on Feb 10, 2018

      Thank you! I don’t mind at all, I bought the table off the rummage site for $50.00.

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