DIY OAK TABLE MAKEOVER/RESTORATION:
When we (let’s be honest, ‘I’) was planning my wedding, I wanted to use pieces that I would (try) to keep forever! We did a Unity Candle Ceremony, and I wanted to use one of our side tables. The theme of the wedding was a Classic Vintage theme, so I was looking for a pedestal table. After hours of scrolling on LetGo, I came across the perfect size oak (yuck) side table! I figured for $30, it was worth a try!
What I used:
- Early American Stain
- Walnut Stain
- Grey-Wash Stain
- White Paint
- Paint Brush
- TSP Cleaner
- Polyurethane Water-Base Seal
- Sand off the original seal over Oak Table.
- Using half White Paint and half water, paint a coat over the oak. This works as a primer and adhesive to the remaining stain.
- Apply first coat of Early American Stain to table.
- Once the first coat of Early American stain is dry, apply the walnut color stain. Your table with look like a dark brown at this stage.
- Once the coat of Walnut is dry, apply the grey-wash stain.
- Once the grey wash stain is dry, apply another coat of the grey-wash stain.
- Once that coat is dry, use a fine sandpaper to brush over the stain to work as an adhesive for the polyurethane, while also creating a distressed farmhouse, weathered look.
- Clean the table with TSP Cleaner to remove excess dust and other oils.
- Apply top coat of polyurethane.
- YOU’RE DONE!
It turned out beautiful, and I love walking into our family room and seeing it every morning and thinking of our wonderful wedding day!!