March 3, 2014
Yearly Resolutions: Woodworking, Staining Furniture
This has also been the year of staining. I refinished a midcentury coffee table that we had gotten from a friend. The finish on the top was partially scraped off and it was chipping a bit. So I sanded it, stained it, and tossed some poly on it. A note to all the other DIY'ers out there... don't power sand in your apartment. It doesn't work. Well it does work, you just have dust everywhere. I didn't have anywhere else to do it, but I also wouldn't do it again.
And my current project, which is a holdover from last year, is a new set of bedside tables. My brother built the tables for us as a Christmas gift. I wanted something that had midcentury lines to cater to my taste, but was stained in a rustic dark color for my husband's taste. I did a few layer so of stain and lots of layers of poly. Now we have a partially matching set of bedroom furniture!
Here are the boxes post stain. Now they are just waiting for the legs to arrive!