But then (as I do all too often to Colin's dismay), I initiated a weekend round of Musical Furniture, and our rectangular kitchen table moved to my office/craft room, and this gal moved into the kitchen.
That's when I got nervous. I've never stained a piece of wood before. I've never stripped a piece of wood before. Heck, I've never even sanded something like this down before! My first phone call was to Dad because Dad is to DIY/home repairs as Mom is to sewing, and I've already expressed how good my mom is at sewing. So, he talked me through the steps and even lended me his belt and orbital sanders.
So, one Saturday morning I was feeling ready to tackle the project and after 45 minutes of sanding, this is what I had:
Then, it was time for stain. After only one coat of MinWax oil based stain in Jacobean, I was thrilled with the results.
So, without further ado, I present to you the "finished" table!
Let's have a quick look back, shall we? Then:
PS- I will update this post with whatever I hear from the folks at MinWax.
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