What's old is new

This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Antique Oak Dining Table

 This is my girlfriends solid oak antique dining table before and after pics, to say it's seen better days is an understatement. The wood is dry, the finish is toast and it has seen way to many hot or damp bowls, dishes and mugs that destroyed what little finish was left. It shows its age and we decided we didn't want to take all of that away so the surface still has small dents and impressions left on it. I sanded the top, gave a light coat of Jacobean stain then an even lighter coat of Ebony stain then a couple coats of Minwax satin Wipe On Poly with light rub down with extra fine steel wool between coats and voila. I'm happy with the end product so far. The skirt, legs and end panels are carved and aren't in bad shape, a little stain on a rag to blend any knicks and scratches should take care of that and the chairs will get a good wash down and new seat pads (leather??) or we may sell the chairs and replace with something new.

1 comment:

  1. What a difference a little TLC makes! The table looks beautiful.