I am still on my quest to get enough of my garage cleared out for my husband to park in the garage before the frost hits! And I may just make it! 🙂

I found a bargain I couldn’t resist, in the shape of an oak pedestal table (with leaf!) and six pressed-back chairs. 

Yes, I already had started sanding when I remembered to take a picture! But not too much.  I am still in love with the walnut top/creamy bottom combination. 

I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain again. It is gorgeous on oak!  I know I put at least two coats of stain on. It could have been three! Then I gave it three coats of polyurethane.

Next I tackled the base of the table. I used a brush and gave it a coat of Zinser 1-2-3 primer. I am liking this brand better than Kilz, I think. Then I chose NOT to use Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint for this project.

I chose not to use stain as my glazing medium this time, but instead I used diluted burnt umber craft paint. The color is a great match, but more importantly, I had more control than I do with stain.

 I had to use the brush to get all those little crevices saturated with color, and then wipe off the flat surfaces.

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