Coffee Table Up-do

A buddy sold me this,not much of a buddy you say...........I shiver at the thought of doing this one.
However,it was much easier than I thought it would be.
First of all,take the thing apart.


Legs off,carved underside off and everyone gets a hand sand.
Have to admit,I like the details on this one.
Legs off,now to remove the panels and top.Luckily,once the panels came off,all I did was flip it over,give a sand on both sides,and gave it a white base.
I also did the panels in a white base.
Here is the front side of the panels after I added a watered down tan stain,I love how the stain went into the deeper parts.I left the backs of the panels white as I did also with the ends of them.The under side of the panel that faces the floor,got some stain though.
The legs got a coat of white,actually three coats,they were pretty bad.
I then went over them with the same stain as the panels,and left a little extra around where the embelishments are.
The legs had these weird bracket things,and they also slid into the panels where some slots were cut out. Very strange.
This is a close up of one of the legs and a corner of the table.
Here she is,all done up in her finery.....doesn't she look better with less makeup on ?
I took this shot about an hour later,funny how it looks darker when the sun is going down.
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  • Renata Renata on Apr 02, 2016
    Did u show him the after product? Bet he wanted it back , lol.

  • Jonda Jonda on Apr 03, 2016
    What color of stain did you use? And you water it down? I never heard of doing that. Kinda new to this stuff. Hiw much water added to how much stain? You did a beautiful job on this table!

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