We are a family of six. Problem is we had a kitchen table for 4. So we took to the internet to find a table that would fit our family and our kitchen. The style we decided on were running anywhere from $400-$800. In the scheme of life that wouldn’t break the bank but I can’t say I was excited to spend that much on a table. We kept delaying the purchase, then one day my wife tells me she has found one locally on Craigslist for $65, but it would need to be refinished. Now she was talking my language.
I hustled over and picked up the table and brought it home. It was a solid table and in great condition, we just didn’t really like the color and it didn’t go with our kitchen. Here is what it looked like when I bought it. The first thing that was going to need to happen was to strip off all the old finish. I got out the belt sander and started sanding away. My wife was just standing there watching me so I decided to let her be part of the process. I gave her a belt sander tutorial and let her do some of the work. 🙂 Once we got it all sanded down I took the leg off and took out the leaf.I started staining the leaf and showing her how to do it.Then she got to work on the rest of the table.While the stain was drying she got to work spray painting the table leg.After the stain had dried I began the process of clear coating the top. I applied 4 coats sanding in between each one.