You know I love these projects! Here is a recent curbside find. Perfect wood table with gorgeous pedestal. Exactly what I was looking for. We’re planning a built-in bench seat nook for the kitchen and this is what I needed for the space. The finish however, wasn’t right.
Here’s what we did. Sanded the surface of the table just enough to knock down the glossy finish. One coat of Kilz primer was applied. The table top was given 2 coats of Linen White and the base was done in Benjamin Moore Big Bend Beige (a grayish beige).
Then I hit the edges with my palm sander. Love this part!!
Finally, I brushed on a mixture of Dark Walnut stain and glaze and wiped it off with my rag.
Gives it that nice antique look and even picks up on the nicks and scratches that were in the table. You really can’t mess up a finish like this. It’s the perfect finish for kids too.
Hope I’ve inspired you to think again when you see a great piece waiting to be picked up. If I can do it – you can do it! Just make sure you share your finished pieces with me too. I love to see what you’ve done.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.