Recently I had to use a vacation day to take my car to the dealer a recalled airbag. Quite possibly the least exciting use of a vacation day ever. But there was a Restore next to the dealership and I had been keeping my eye out for a new kitchen table for my mother-in-law. She wanted to replace her pink tile top table so that she could paint her kitchen a different color. So I decided to kill time and I found this not so lovely table for $35! The table had years of wear, many coats of polyurethane, and a ton of scratches, but I figured for $35, I would take a chance on it.
It was my first project using a chemical stripper and stain and I learned a lot pretty quickly. Read the full post below to see the steps I took and how it turned out.
Unfortunately the after photos aren’t great quality – I was having some lighting issues with my camera. It looks much better in person.