How to Make Over Your Dining Room Table (Phase 2)
Remember I started refinishing my dining room table last month. Yeah, we are still eating at a folding table! OMG. The weather hasn’t been amazing to do this sort of work as it has either been boiling hot or raining. So, that was a bit of a delay plus Gabriella’s dance recital over the Memorial Day weekend had put this project on the back burner.
So, this project is taking longer than I imagined, but that is ok because it will be worth it when it is all done – right? I’m starting to see some amazing results and I sense the end is near…?
Yesterday was the first time I touched the table since I started. I’m working in the garage now amongst all the toys and overflow of stuff plus our garage isn’t set up to be a workshop, but this needs to get done! The weather was absolutely perfect too to apply my many coats of stain.
I applied the wood conditioner and instantly heard the table take a big sigh of relief as if it was starting to feel happy again. I waited for that to dry (about 30 minutes) and then got started on my first coat of stain. Remember, I have NEVER done anything like this before. I let that coat dry 2 hours before applying another and then 2 more coats by the end of the day. My garage smells pretty intense but the table looks amazing!
- Wipe your sanded surface really well with a tack cloth!
- Apply the stain with a foam brush – no messy rags.
- Wipe the excess stain with a rag – or old cloth diaper inserts (I have found so many uses for these since my cloth diaper days ended)!
Today, it is raining, but I am going to start applying my 3 coats of poly in the garage. I also have my Annie Sloan chalk paint ready to start painting my base! Hope to get that going tonight. I plan on painting the chairs too, all six of them, but one at a time.