This is one of those pieces that you walk by and you’re like, “Oh my goodness! What a cute little table!” I instantly saw the potential because of it’s petite size! See the process below.
The Prep Process:
I removed the hardware and the door. I wasn’t crazy about the door because it drooped a little, so I went ahead and took it off. I also knew I was going to replace the top so I went ahead and unscrewed it and took it off as well.
Even though this piece was a humidor, it was pretty clean. I think it was used as a side table, instead of humidor, so it was pretty clean. I went ahead and gave it a good bath though with TSP.
Once everything was dry I scuff-sanded the piece with 220 grit sandpaper.
After I sanded it, I vacuumed it really well and cleaned it again with Krud-Kutter.
The Staining Process
I replaced the old top with a new piece of white-oak
Once the top was nice and dry I sealed it with 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes
I repeated the exact same process for the legs of the piece, except I hand sanded the legs with 150 grit sandpaper to get rid of the original stain. Once I had a clean slate, I applied the Java Gel Stain by General Finishes on the legs.
The Painting Process:
Once both coats were dry, I lightly hand-sanded it with 220 girt sandpaper to give it an aged look. By doing this it added some depth to the piece. The paint also naturally chipped in a few places which was exactly what I wanted!
I added new knobs to match the dark oak top.
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