I have been refinishing tables ever since I first started re-doing furniture 4 years ago. I’ve done dozens of tables for clients and to sell, and really have figured out the best way to do it. Since, I refinished my own dining about that long ago and it was starting to show to wear (kids made some scratches with forks), I figured now would be a good time to show you how to refinish a dining table. This is the best method to not sand too far into the wood (which is important since most dining tables are made with wood veneer).
Here you can see some of the marks and scratches. I also was ready to part with the dark walnut stain. The rest of my kitchen has lighter finished counters and I have been wanting to lighten this table up for awhile. Time to strip and refinish!
I love how much warmer it is and the visible wood grain now. It adds some pretty texture in my opinion.
I used a new-to-me stain, Minwax Weathered Oak. It is mostly a natural light wood color with some gray hints. It’s quite pretty.
I put together this little arrangement, because what good would be a table makeover without some fresh flowers?! None, I tell ya! These were all found at Trader Joe’s.
So what do you think?