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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Met. Monday- Refinished DR Table
This area has changed somewhat, however I wanted to show the table that you see so many tablescapes on. I bought this table from a Design Gallery when we lived in Los Angeles in 1970. It is an import from England and I absolutely love it. It is 54" round has 4 leaves that can comfortably seat 10 and 12 in a pinch. Well after 40 years of use, the top had a couple of white places that I couldn't get out and so I always kept it covered with a cloth.
The time finally came to take it outside and refinish it. Out came the sandpaper and away I went. It is solid oak and boy was it hard to sand the old finish off.
A new coat of stain and now just waiting for it to dry so I can do the final sanding and then several coats of Poly. I had to hang a drop cloth so the sun wouldn't shine on the table and cause it to bubble or dry too fast. It's not really this dark, but it is a pretty shade of med. dark oak. It matches the chairs perfectly, thank goodness.
Living with this mess for a week is long enough. However, there are now 6 coats of poly on the table and it just has to finish curing and I can finally put this room back together. See how well the table matches the chairs. I am so happy with the outcome.
I love being able to use the table without a cloth. I also thought I would enjoy switching out the chairs for the ones in the dining room for a change. Love swapping things from room to room.