Remember the before pics?I am now going with the word classic to describe this gorgeous table! It has beautiful lines and has been finished in a classic finish of black with a warm nutmeg top.
The table has a leaf that extends it out into a great size for entertaining. The table glides in and out easily to accommodate the leaf.You all are well aware of my refinishing nightmare! After I sanded it back, it looked very splotchy. I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat.
After the dye stain dried, I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg over it. The result is really lovely. The amber dye stain peeks out from under the nutmeg and gives the wood dimension and a great play of color. After it cured for a few days, I used the GF gel topcoat, wipe-on urethane in satin. I love this product! It provides a fantastic durable finish and gives the wood a nice sheen.
The classic dining table in black! Perfect for the holiday season! I’m happy to say that the Somerset Gold dresser has found a new home! Such a gorgeous color for fall.
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Beautiful. Do you always use the GF urethane as a table topcoat. I’ve tried both water- and oil-based poly’s and haven’t found the perfect topcoat for a table yet. I’m still in search of one that’s easy to apply, will protect, and has a very low lustre sheen. Can this product also be used over paint? I may have to try it.
Actually, it’s my first time and I LOVED it. It was super easy to apply, just use a clean rag (old t-shirt) and wipe it on. It’s a creamy gel consistency so it doesn’t drip all over the place. It took about a day to totally dry and the result is very pretty. I don’t think I would use it over paint but let me research that one. Good question!
The table is stunning! I assume you spray painted the base…which spray gun do you use or recommend for chalk paint? I’ve also read that cleaning these guns after using them is a tedious and hour long process. Has this been your experience or do you have some shortcut tips you could share?
Hi Dale, actually I don’t spray paint. I used GF acrylic milk paint on this one. It’s a great smooth paint. I have heard of spray painting chalk paint before but not sure what people recommend. Thanks!
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Congrats on selling that beautiful yellow cabinet Suzanne! I’m really loving the black paired with the nutmeg stain – quite lovely. I’m going to remember your staining tips by pinning this because I have an old table awaiting a makeover in the shop that no matter how hard I try, I can’t get all of the old finish removed. I’m sure this gorgeous table will sell quickly.
Thanks, Marie! I am liking the combo as well. Funny how it turns out in the end! I do recommend the GF dye stain – loved it 🙂
It’s GORGEOUS Suzanne!!! Are you keeping this one?
Thank you, Patra! Nope, this one’s for sale! I have my own dining room table and this one is currently in my work room waiting for a new home! Thanks again!
What a beautiful makeover. Refinished so nicely, Suzanne. It will sell fast!
Thanks, Robin – fingers crossed 🙂 it would be nice for it to find a good home!
Once again you pulled it off! Lovely. You are fortunate that the stain took, I had a table once that would not take a stain, due to wax, I believe that another lady said she had the same problem. I will have to try your method next time.
Thanks, Cyn! Yes, I was lucky. I highly recommend the dye stain – it was gorgeous and I plan on using it a lot more in the future. Cheers!
Congratulations, Suzanne! It looks like you were able to work through the nightmares this table posed for you! The top turned out beautifully! And those legs….oh my goodness….They are so elegant! It’s gorgeous!
Ah, I will email you directly! Yes, it did work out in the end! Thanks again so much, Robin!
After all that hard work, it turned out great, Suzanne. I love the warm wood and black paint together.
Thank you so much, Mary!
Very beautiful and I love the combination of the nutmeg and the black on the bottom to show off those sexy legs.
Sexy legs – love it!