Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Refinished Sofa Table

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It's spring in Atlanta!! The flowers are blooming and it looks amazing outside.  Too bad the pollen is crazy so we can't really enjoy it :(

I was able to get one project done outside before the pollen got too bad.  I mean who wouldn't want to work in this space! 

I found this sofa table at my local Goodwill for a steal!  I didn't know where it was going to go at the time but I knew I had to have it!  I love the lattice work and cream color on the bottom of it.  This detail turns what could be a boring table into something interesting.

The table was in pretty good shape when I got it except for a few things.  The top had a little bit of wear.  The stain was faded and the corners of the table were scratched.

Also the legs were really wobbly.  This is probably why it was passed over by others at the thrift store but I knew the second I saw it that it just needed to have the screws tightened and it would be fine.  Don't we all need our screws tightened (hehe)!

Then it was time to start transforming this table.  I grabbed my handy power sander and went to town removing all of the old finish.

Once the table was sanded and dusted off, it was time to stain it.   I chose to stain it with Minwax Provencial.  I love this color!  It's dark but not too dark - the wood grain still shows through.  This piece needed to be stained twice so that all of the wood would be the same shade.  Keep that in mind when you stain a piece - if the stain looks uneven at first give it another coat to even things out.

After the stain was dry I covered the entire piece with two coats of poly.  I like the cream distressed bottom so I decided to leave it that way.  It just needed a little cleaning.  Then it was all done!  

 The piece turned out great and it took no time at all to complete - I love projects like this!  Plus this baby already found a home which makes me really happy! 

Is it spring yet in your neck of the woods? Hmmm...that kind of sounds like something my grandpa would say.  But seriously I love spring - it's my favorite time of the year.  Best of all, I've already had a chance to lay out at the pool!

Happy Hump Day!

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Anonymous said...

This is a good find from Goodwill! I need to go thrift shopping with you girls.

Anonymous said...

It looks great; I love the dark wood with white. Stopping by from House of Hepworths.

Julia@SouthernColor said...

I love Goodwill!! You can find some great pieces there for an AMAZING price!

Julia@SouthernColor said...

I love the dark wood too! I knew it was going in a home with medium colored wood floors so I thought the darker top would be a good contrast. Thanks for stopping by!

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