I refinish a lot of dining tables. Tables are often a large inventment in the way of furniture, and it only makes sense to make them last.
This dining table took a makeover to a whole other level. Most of my clients want their tables returned to their original condition–involving repairing damage and restaining and sealing. This client wanted an entirely new look. And boy did she get it!
The original table was classic in style with a cherry finish and damage to the top and legs.
She is remodeling her kitchen to be light and bright and asked that the tabletop be a light finish with black legs. I stripped the tabletop down to bare wood and painted the apron and legs in matte black.
We settled on Minwax Pickled Oak stain (a color I had never used before) and decided that lightly distressing the legs would help them blend better with the light tabletop. A satin-finish poly topcoat sealed the tabletop and gave a beautiful sheen to the pale tone of the stain.
I absolutely love the transformation. It will fit beautifully into her light and airy kitchen. I’m glad to have added “Pickled Oak” to my repertoire of finishes!