Scored another beauty for free today...

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...and am wanting some ideas on how to upgrade or redo it. Solid wood!
q scored another beauty for free today
oval coffee table
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 27, 2017
    Are you going to keep it for your self?What is you decorating style?
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  • Rembatb Rembatb on Nov 27, 2017
    Sand it varnish it and gold guild a quarter of the legs up.
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Nov 27, 2017
    If the top is in good condition, cover it, sand the legs and paint antique white. Keep the top the existing color. If the top is not in good condition, sand that as well, but stain a dark color and seal.
  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Nov 27, 2017
    Pictures are a great help, here are some links with lots of ideas and inspiration:
    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=painted%20coffee%20table
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 27, 2017
    If for some reason you decide to paint instead of stain, paint it 6 different colors, in wide overlapping stripes so that each area has at least two layers of paint. Then distress corners, curves and other random areas on the wood, exposing different colors all over the piece, as if it has been painted six different times. Best wishes 😇
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Nov 28, 2017
    If you like the cherry color and the traditional look (Like I do) - just get some Restore-A-Finish. Rub on with a soft cloth. Wipe on with a soft cloth, wipe off with a 2nd clean cloth. Wipe in direction of grain. Will take out white spots, scratches and cover wear marks. Cost about $9.00 for a big can at Home Depot of a hard ware store. Comes in colors to match most wood grains, I have "saved" tons of furniture for myself and family this way. Traditional dark furniture may not be the MOST popular right now, but it is an enduring style (Queen Anne), that remains in traditional decorating and has the look of class. Great you got this for free, I paid $70.00 for a used one from a thrift store. You can always find matching or coordinating side tables as well.
    • Wade Casaldi Wade Casaldi on Nov 28, 2017
      Thank you, I'm stunned at some of the answers here for this beautiful table. Your answer is best, restore it.

      I hope the person listens but different people have different taste.

      I'd probably be one to grab it at a flee-market and find someone painted it all different colors, and say can you believe what someone did to this table!
      Then I'd have to sand it all back down and restrain it and varnish it back to what it almost looks like now. LOL
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Nov 28, 2017
    To me painting furniture is a real last resort. Maybe for something that was junk to begin with. Nice furniture should be restored. Glad you are going to keep it as it was intended. Try the Restore-A-Finish., I have had great luck with it.

    A few years back - I found a free mahogany dining table with 4 chairs missing the table leaf, but easily seated 4. I did not need it but was able to restore it, put new cloth seats on the chairs. Turned out beautiful. I passed it on to a young family just starting out their first house home. I guess these folks would have painted it up!
  • Alisa Howard Alisa Howard on Dec 04, 2017
    Top is stained with paint, so I would have to sand it and refinish it.