When my sweet friend asked me if I could transform her table I was really excited to do it. I always love working for friends because I get to see the pieces again and again. I like this because I can see how the products I use hold up.
I’m lucky to have this great Woodcraft store just around the corner from where my friend lives. They carried all the products I needed to do the job. In fact there was so much to choose from I kinda stood in the isle for a bit just to take it all in.
I sanded the top of the table first. This is an important step even though this is a gel stain and bonds well to most pre-finished surfaces. There was a lot of poly on this table so I needed to sand it off to make sure the stain had something to bond to.
I applied a generous amount of gel stain with a foam brush.
Then using a lint free rag I removed the excess. After I let the stain dry for several hours, I VERY lightly sanded the top again with a 400 grit paper and then applied an additional coat of stain.
General Finishes Gel Stain has poly in the stain so when the second coat dried I had this beautiful ready to use surface.
New fabric for the seats was the perfect finishing touch.
I then did just a bit of distressing on the chairs and waxed them with clear wax and buffed.
I think they turned out beautiful. How about you?
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