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!
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!
There was no finish on this table so I just started sanding! I of course started in for all the easily accessible areas!
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.
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!
I was so happy, I took a table selfie!!
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!
Every piece has a story to tell....this one says, look at me now!