I’m working on this great little table top that I scored a few weeks ago. It’s my submission to this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest. This month, we are using Country Chic Paint.
I will give a full reveal once finished but had to share this top. I sanded it back today and wiped it down with oil.
Did you see my Hallway Makeover? Check it out HERE – we are enjoying our new bookcases!
Robin from RPK Interiors
Wow and Wow! First: Who knew there was such gorgeous wood underneath that hot mess of a table top? Second: Your hallway turned out beautifully! It’s so much brighter and those ‘thrift store built ins” are perfect! You rocked it! 🙂
Thank you, Robin! I just was amazed at the table top as well – one of those hidden gems! I also am very proud of those “built-ins” and it has given me a lot of confidence to embark on the next project!
This looks awesome! Discovering beautiful wood grain beneath scratches and water damage is one of my favorite parts about restoring old pieces! I have a question, what kind of sander and paper do you use? Lately, mine has been creating little tread marks on the top of the wood. Thanks! Love the piece so far and looking forward to the reveal!
Hi Bethany – I used 100 grit with my little orbital sander to take off the varnish and it worked quite well. It depends if the wood is soft or not. The softer wood will get marks. For those pieces, I have to go with the grain and use a sanding sponge with the sandpaper wrapped around it. Cheers!
Incredible. I saw the before, and I would never have believed this was underneath. You really do work miracles with this old stuff.
Absolutely gorgeous. This table is a perfect example of how you and others save furniture which may end up in a landfill. This table was once valuable to someone and will be again because you took the time (and skill) to bring it back to life.
Thanks so much, Kathleen!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista
Holy smokes, Suzanne, that top is stunning!!! I want to thank you for your awesome staining tip in your recent video. I used it last week when doing a coffee table makeover (which is on the blog today) and wow, what a difference it made applying the stain with a rag. Your tip rocked my furniture makeover world – thanks again!
Hi Marie! I am so glad that it was a help! Going to your blog to check out your table!
What a hidden treasure. That wood is gorgeous and so unique. Can hardly wait to see the final product.
Cynthia Chilson Finger
That table top is amazing!! You better get painting, Suzanne … I think the submission is due tomorrow?? 😀 Cheers, Cynthia
Wow! What type of oil did you use? Just Beautiful with the painted legs.
Hi Ruth, I used Howard’s Feed n Wax that I purchase from Home Depot – thanks!