Last summer, at our garage sale, my parents showed up to sell a bunch of their old stuff along side us and while they managed to get rid of most of their stuff, they didn't make as much as they had hoped too. Mostly because I snagged their two thirds of their old bedroom suite for us! I got the bedside tables and the dresser. Leaving them to somehow get rid of a mirror (which I didn't want) and a headboard. And well I maybe felt slightly bad that they didn't make any money, I was more focused on the fact that I scored BIG! 3 pieces of solid wood furniture in great condition. Always wanting to try to refinish furniture I set to work.
|Set of tables. How they looked when I got them.|
|Stripped and sanded.|
When I finally decided to paint them turquoise, it was winter and things are now moved to the basement.
|Painted with semi-gloss.|
So, to cover up the white, I put a dark gel stain over everything. It looked amazing! I was so excited! Here is a pic of the draws at each step along the way.
|Right to Left: Painted with semi-gloss, sanded down to create aged look, stained with dark gel stain.|
This is slowly becoming an obsession.