Its gorgeous. I’ve always loved it. We generally only use the table for actual dining when we have company over. After that this table is our SERIOUS anything goes zone.
How to Remove Paint, Scuffs and Scratches From Wood Furniture
How to Remove Paint from Wood Furniture – fixing a whoopsie on our table… Literally DECADES ago my Mom promised me this beautiful table that her parents (my grandparents) built for her. She had stumbled upon the base, or someone had it given to her… or something that memory does not serve anymore and her parents built the top for it.
Yep, I know, it seems ridiculous, but the dining room table ended up project central for me. I wouldn’t put a tool away in the workshop if I was going to need it again soon so it would end up here. (Yes that also includes paint which is how the worst of my problems here happened…)
We use our table now mostly for laundry folding, gift wrapping and as a landing zone when we bring anything into the home. It works. Its great.
It took some work but, eventually, with some very careful scrubbing, sanding and scraping, I got all the white paint off! I then did a light hand sand with fine grit sand paper over the entire surface and cleaned it thoroughly with vinegar and water.
Over the course of a couple of days I applied three coats of a semi gloss poly acrylic also by Minwax.
I am so glad it turned out just as lovely as the first time I refinished this old table. I learned my lesson and our beautiful table now sports a table cloth to protect it most of the time!
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