Dining Table

I had the opportunity to learn something new! My client loves her dining table, it belonged to her mother once apon a time. She was tired of the honey color stain. She purchased new chairs and wanted the table to match.

When receiving the table I quickly found out the top was formica made to look like wood. So it just couldn’t be stained. Not wanting to ruin my clients dreams of a different color stain I suggested we place a veneer over the existing top so we can stain it in any color.

Table Before

A few things that my client wanted to change was the wavey part of the table edge. She wanted to do without that and make it more modern and straight.

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After taking off a layer on the sides and using a bevel to clean up the angle and make everything seamless

I have never added a veneer top so the challenge was welcoming. Don’t get me wrong, I was completely nervous! I had both my father and husband help me glue and place the veneer top on three different sections so we still had the leaf option. As well as making sure the wood grain matched up, after cutting the sheet down to size. I pulled out the old dowells that were broken in the leaf and replaced them to fix any gap problems when closing the table together.

New veneer!

She was coming along nicely! Once my clients chairs came in I ran over and picked one up to color stain match for that perfect finish.

Mixing a little of this and a little of that 😉

Refinished in a solid sleek look using Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black for the base and stained the top in a custom smokey walnut stain. Same table, different look!!

Dining Table

Love the butcher block! My client was ready to clean up her table top and have the chairs and base of this table in a solid sleek finish.

I sanded down the table top using three different sanding grits, from low to high to get a smooth glass feel and just sealed it to keep that beautiful neutral wood tone. Refinished the base in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound in a solid sleek look makes these pieces brand new once again.

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Antique Dining Table

Next up for this client is her dining table. You recall the buffet, hutch and chairs? I still have 2 more chairs to complete but at least I feel like we are getting somewhere with her dining area makeover! Slowly but surely!

This gorgeous set has two leafs that was also refinished, but wasn’t set up when we took pictures in her home. This table was too massive for me to move into my studio for staging, but seeing it all together with the other pieces in my clients home made me smile nonetheless!

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and glazed in Cyberspace. The top is stained in Minwax Weathered Teak.

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Desk

Do you remember this lovely buffet I refinished back in 2017? Read up on her at https://secondchancecharms.com/2017/12/14/buffet-3/

My client wanted her desk to match the buffet since it’s going in the same room. Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa and lightly glazed in Turkish Coffee. The desk top stained in Minwax Early American.

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Dining Table

Just in time for Thanksgiving! My client purchased this dining table from a boutique store and upon delivery the top was scratched badly.

My client reached out to me in hope to have her table fixed in time for Thanksgiving. I’m so grateful I was able to help! Matching the base of the piece, continuing with the same product as before, I used a black lacquer. Scratches and grooves were sanded out and a new coat was replaced. This table is heavy and huge, so my final pictures had to be in the shop.

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