Hubby and I just finished this adorable country table for one of
our clients and we are thrilled with the way it turned out :)
When we got this, it was structurally in good shape, but had several
burn marks on both the table top and leaf. . .nothing that a good
electric sander can't take care of!
The chairs also had a great design. . .perfect for glazing :)
Our client wanted a deep turquoise with the top finished in dark walnut,
so we browsed through the color deck to find something that would
compliment the stain. . .
Using a 60 grit sand paper and our trusty orbital sander, we
were able to get down to the bare wood.
We also made sure to go back over it with a 100 grit to smooth it out.
One of our all time favorite finishes to use is Minwax Dark Walnut,
and can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes.
Make sure the surface is dusted well, and brush on. . .
With a clean cotton cloth (we cut up old t-shirts) simply wipe off. . .easy as pie!
When staining, do an entire section at a time. . .
Allow to dry at least 24 hours.
For the clear coat, we use both of these products, and get great results:
1. Brush on clear coat. . .after completely dry, sand lightly (sanding sponge) and dust off.
2. Follow step #1 again. . .if it's still not completely smooth, repeat this
step a third time.
3. Using the aerosol can in sweeping motions, spray on clear coat.
(you may want to practice this procedure on an old piece of wood first)
. . .and this is what you get
Here's one of the chairs before applying the glaze.
It's pretty just the way it is, but the glaze will deepen the color,
as well as bring it to life once it gets in the grooves. . .
Oooooh yes, that's what I wanted :)
Another shot of the table skirt before glazing. . .
A little distressing, a little glazing. . .
And there you have it. . .a beautifully stained, two-tone finish :)
Just like new. . .YUMMY!
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