Wednesday, June 19, 2013

$20 Coffee Table Redo

We have a really great thrift store by my house. I have put myself on a spending freeze with garage and thrift sales until I complete the several projects I have waiting in my queue. As you can see with the multiple posts this week, I am getting closer to being done with all of them. I am ready to move on to the next things!
I saw this coffee table for $15 at her shop and I thought it looked really good. At first, I wanted to paint it, but then I decided I wanted to keep it brown as a grounding color with all of the white and turqoise in the room, so opted to just stain it instead. It was in good shape, just a little worn in a couple areas.

I did a light sanding, then used Minwax, Early American 230 for the stain, just a small container at Home Depot is really cheap. It was really easy to put on. I have to say, I would have used this instead of the gel stain I used for the dining table. I didn't get any streaks and it was alot cheaper.

It turned out really pretty! I am very happy with this. I put this off since February because I really thought it would take a long time, but it only took a few hours, and that was only because of drying time.

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