Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Farmhouse Table

As I sat here this morning thinking about what to blog about, I looked over and admired our newly refinished farmhouse table.

Ding! That's it! I will share my Craigslist farmhouse table find.

The guy I purchased it from bought it back in Pennsylvania. He was told it dated back to the 1890's.

I ended up picking up this baby for a mere $200. I know it is way more than I would have liked to spend, but it was solid oak.

The first step in the refinishing process started with sanding. I started with a course sand paper and worked my way down to a fine grade sand paper.

Once the sanding was to my liking then came the Watco Rejuvenating Oil.

I decided to seal and protect the table with some polyurethane. I had never applied poly to anything before, what a pain in the patootie. I swear nats are drawn to wet poly.

I put a total of three coats of poly on and sanded in between each coat with fine grade steel wool.

I also forgot to mention I had to rebuild the bottom of one of the drawers because it was warped due to water damage. No pictures of that. Sorry

Here she is in all her glory, and with new dining chairs to boot.

1 comment:

  1. The table looks great and I love what you done with the bath below. It's quite pleasing when all your effort pays off.
    Thanks for sharing.