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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hey Er'body, It's "Before & After" Time! This Time With a Quick Table Top Refinish on That Cool Unidentified Side Table. Status: Couple Sunday Hours Well Spent.

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Before. Sad water ringed and stained up top.

This is what the top looked like before Sunday, which was another one of those weird weather days. Got up to 65 degrees, then a Huge storm came through from about 8pm to midnight with hail, high winds and some tornadoes. Then the temp. dipped down to about 35.

But while it was nice out I tried to take advantage. I dragged this and another table

out to the driveway and hit the tops (the most offensive bits of both) with some of

that Minwax Antique Furniture Refinisher. I've been told that Minwax products

might not be the best products in the world, but it seems to work just fine for this

kind of casual refinishing. Plus it's fun to watch it work! It's like magic how much

nicer a piece starts looking Right Away! Just rub it on with some fine steel wool

and the magic begins.

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Before......................................................After...er, oops. Didn't refinish this!

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See, now doesn't that look so much nicer? Didn't the refinisher really bring out the

color and striations of the (rosewood?) grain?

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful job! It looks amazing!

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  2. Gorgeous!! Yes, it looks more Rosewood now.

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  3. Looks good! I have used some Watco teak oil on some pieces that really turned out good. You might try that sometime. It's fun to see the before and after.

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  4. Good job! Amazing what a little TLC can do! Looks like a new table.

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  5. Bandi - Thanks.

    Sherry - Thanks, I could have done a little better job but it looks a lot better than it did.

    Rhan - Rosewood is so gorgeous isn't it.

    B 2 R - I gotta get me another can of the Minwax so I'll look for some teak oil while I'm there.

    Dana - Thanks, I hope to be able to pass this on now without feeling ashamed of it.

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