But before I show you how I did it, here’s a list of materials I used for this project.
- Orbital sander
- Minwax pre-stain
- Minwax Polyshades
Before You Start
1. Am I going to just sand this table, or use a paint stripper first?2. How long do I want the stain to set?3. What shade do I want the table to be?4. How can I make sure I don’t gouge/chip the wood?5. Do I have enough lighting to see what I’m doing?
Staining won out, and I couldn’t wait to get started since I had never stained a THING in my life. I TRIED to plan according by going to Home Depot and buying all these things I thought I would need.
AFTER – In progress
We still have a lot of work to do with our dining room. But when you buy an old house, sometimes it takes 10 steps just to get to this level of “after.” Maybe I’ll tackle this dining room in my next 30-Day Room Makeover Challenge. 🙂
(P.S. The rug was from Home Goods, my favorite place for buying rugs!).