Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Where did you get that top?

Backstory: This table was my family dinner table and when it got passed down to me it was stored in an extra bedroom. While it was in that bedroom it had a box sitting on it for months...that my cats decided it was a litter box and ruined the table top (which I happened to had just refinished a month prior). I didn't take any pics until after I frantically sanded the affected area. 

The wood was ruined so it had to be painted.
After sanding it and wiping it clean I applied 3 coats of the darkest brown latex enamel paint Home Depot had (if anyone is really interested, I'll go dig up the can in the garage). 

I also applied a poly-stain mix and it really worked well. 
It added a wood grain affect.

Domestically Speaking


  1. Darn cats! ;) I'm so sorry you had to re-do it, but it turned out so well! Great job fixing it and making it look like new!
    p.s. Hope you can check out the giveaway for a free printable of your choice!

  2. Great refinish job! Love the detail on the table....visiting from Power of Paint.

  3. great job! thanks for stopping by my blog! i am your latest follower! happy hump day! xo

  4. LOVE this!!! Love for you to Link it up at Whassup Wednesday!!!


  5. This looks fabulous! May I ask the color you used? My dining room table is in need of a bit of refinishing and this color would be perfect! Great job! *Becca*

  6. Hey there! Linked over from House of Hepworths. Love the table re-do. I'd alos like to know the color you used, please :) I'm getting ready to re-do a wooden bar & I'd like to use a stain like that.

  7. That is incredible. It's so much work to sand wood down like that, but so worth it. Great job.

  8. I am interested in the color you used....sorry...would you dig it out?
    Great work.

  9. Here ya go everyone :) Happy painting!

  10. This is so beautiful! I would like to invite you to share this post on my link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. I hope you can join in! Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  11. Good for you for fixing it up instead of painting it. The table is beautiful and I can't even tell anything was ever wrong.