Deena Mccoy Table November 30th, 2018 - 02:38:38
I up cycle my current dining room table to turn it into the farmhouse dining table that I've always dreamed of. I've had this dining table for about eight years and it is a very cheap one that I purchased from IKEA. It is made of a wood veneer, so it's very cheap material and it's quite scratched. So my first step was to turn on its side and work out how to take this table apart. It wasn't actually too difficult. All I needed to do was unscrew the top from the bottom section once the table was. Finally, apart into pieces, I was able to bring it outside and get started on the work now.
The reason that the tabletop was in is that it used to be one of those fold-out jobs that you were able to extend. However, we lost the extension pieces a huge years ago, so what I'm doing here is just painting a glue remover on to the top of the tabletop and the table base just to try and remove the glue in the seal that was on the table. Once I'd, let that sit for a little while. I then used a paint scraper to remove that surface, and you can see that it was taking off some of the glue because I went for a more natural glue remover. It didn't work terribly well, which did mean that I had to put a little bit of extra muscle into it.
Then I gave the table top and bottom a really good clean, just to make sure I was removing all of the glue strippers and then I gave each of the pieces a slight scent using a hundred grit sandpaper one side sanded the pieces. I then gave them a clean to wash off all of the sawdust and once it had dried, I looked for any shiny spots and just gave those a little bit of an extra sand. Basically, I'm just trying to remove the last bits of the polled sealant that that stripper agent wasn't able to remove here.
You can see the difference between the standard and the unhanded. So now I am sanding the other piece of the table top and don't forget when you're standing to make sure that you're standing each of the edges of the table as well as you're, going to understand those two. Next, it was time to apply the stain. This was definitely my favorite part. It went on like I see, and it was just so glossy and gorgeous. So what you need to do is you apply the stain and you put on a nice broad, strokes, making sure to go with the grain of the wood. Then you're going to leave it for about 5 to 15 minutes.
Depending on how dark you want the stain to be next, you get an old rag and you're going to rub the stain off. It's really important to rub the stain off following the grain of the wood. You have to rub until all of the excess stains has been removed, as the stain is designed to sink into the wood and not to dry on the surface of it. As I was wiping this off, I was a little bit sad about how light it had turned, so I decided that I was going to do a second coat, but before I did that I started to paint the table base white now that my first coat has Completely dried, I am going to restain and go for a second coat.