Sometimes, my projects don’t turn out quite the way I had hoped…..
I decided I was really sick of this coffee table one day.
There were a bunch of dings and scratches – which I now realize I could have easily sanded and restained. But no, I had to forge ahead and stain it a different color.
I did no sanding, no prep work at all. Not smart.
Here is coat one going on in a random circular fashion. This was a mistake because it dries this way instead of in the direction of the wood grain.
First coat done. I am starting to realize it looked a lot better before.
Coat one vs. coat two. Now I am painting along the wood grain and am mildly hopeful this is not a total disaster.
This is what the table looks after three coats of stain. Not loving it. It also took FOREVER to dry, a whole week.
Here are a series of pictures with the coffee table back in the room ~
See how the table has a shine to it? I thought that would be the finished product until it REALLY dried to a dull matte that shows every fingerprint, piece of dust, magazine imprint….
See above – gross!! My daughter made fun of it last week when she was home for dinner. And guess what, she is RIGHT. I have to replace the table or sand it down completely and start over. I am moving in the direction of the replace camp…
I like this mid-century coffee table from West Elm. It has a 34″ table top, but I need one that is 48″ – so that is an additional expense to have a bigger glass top made. This little project has cost me a lot of money!
Or, sand it all the way back to the wood and start over? WHAT SHOULD I DO?????????
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