Adventures in Furniture Refinishing - Part One
I gave new life to two old pieces of furniture that were not being used to their full potential in my house. One was a discolored, old, side table and the other an old dresser with sticky drawers. This Part One is about the old side table.
I refinished the side table in September 2018. My plan was to restain the table top and paint the legs and underside. Using Citristrip stripping gel, I removed the old stain on the top of the table. I worked in the garage over a tarp to collect all the scum and yuck that comes off when you scrape the piece. It works really well.
Then I wiped it up with mineral spirits to get any residue off. Here's what the table looked like at this point. No more aged stain.
Next came sanding and a final wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust before I stained the top. I love how stripping the old stain revealed this cool wood pattern on the table top. Totally unexpected.
I moved into the kitchen to paint the underside of the table. It was just more convenient to have the table on a higher surface.
On went two coats of gray latex paint. I replaced the hardware with a new cup cabinet pull. Voila it's done and in place! I love it.
A few months later I took on a bigger project - the old dresser with sticky drawers - and that will be the subject of Part Two.