Hand Stained & Painted Baseball Table

M&M Embellishments
by M&M Embellishments
3 Materials
I have been wanting to do a red piece but haven't found the right "idea", so I decided to go with America's favorite - BASEBALL!

I had this solid oak end table that was very plain but very substantial.
I started with the base of the table and painted it with my NEW Wise Owl paints in Antique Red. I also wanted to use my black wax to add an aged effect. I used it darker on the bottom and top and left the middle lighter with the wax.

{Waxing tip: Use clear wax first before you use your darker wax so that if you get too much dark, you can got back over with the clear wax to remove some of the dark. Also, be sure to buff the wax good so there is no sticky feel to it.}
For the top, I used MinWax oil-based stain in Jacobean - a very dark brown. I first tried to apply it and wipe it back, but it wasn't darkening as much as I wanted. So I applied the stain and let it cure for nearly a week.
Once it was cured, I use a combination of Wise Owl paints in Limestone and Antique Villa for the base layer of the baseball. When that was dry, it was time to start on my staining technique. I used General Finishes Merlot dye and Minwax Ebony stain.
I sealed the top with Wise Owl Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve. This is an amazing product that takes about 2 weeks to 30 days to cure, but leaves the furniture conditioned, water resistant and smelling devine!!

Here is some information on this amazing product:
This is a magical furniture "ointment" designed to richen, beautify and protect both raw and finished wood. It has a high hemp content and will easily apply to surfaces using a lint free cloth. It will also removes oxidation from metal and will rejuvenate leather. Yes you can use it on your boots too! It provides protection against water and may be used in place of furniture polish as well. You may use it in place of hemp wax over paint for a softer great smelling alternative!

Next time, I will show you a magnificent piece that I restored using this product!!

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Suggested materials:
  • Wise Owl Paint Antique Red   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/493806810/wise-owl-chalk-synthesis-paint-pint-size?ref=shop_home_feat_3)
  • Wise Owl Paint's black wax   (https://www.etsy.com/listing/493800808/4-oz-natural-furniture-wax-many-colors?ref=shop_home_active_9)
  • Wise Owl Lemon Verbena Furniture Salve   (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mmembellishments)
Frequently asked questions
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  • Kathleen Jenkins Kathleen Jenkins on Feb 11, 2017
    went to the Wise Owl website, but the Lemon Verbena wax salve was not listed there. Is there another place to order it?

  • Bonnie Walker Bonnie Walker on Mar 23, 2017
    do you think the lemon verbena wax is safe for reconditioning wood cutting boards? What would you use there?

  • Conni Beardsley Conni Beardsley on Jun 20, 2017
    I would like to paint a stenciled design on a piece that I used lemon verbena salve on yesterday. The salve feels very dry on the piece - not waxy at all. Do I have to remove the salve before painting the stencil?

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  • Sandra Baker Sandra Baker on Mar 12, 2017
    Did you draw the baseball free hand or use a stencil? It's gorgeous and I'd like to make one but I'm no artist!

    • M&M Embellishments M&M Embellishments on Mar 12, 2017
      Hi Sandra, and thank you! No stencil. The baseball is fairly easy. I used an image for reference to know where to put the seam and the rest is just drawing the laces. Its the shading that makes it all pop off the table.

  • Carol Kennedy Carol Kennedy on Apr 09, 2017
    Beautiful job