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« on: May 03, 2009 04:18:44 PM »

This was my weekend project. I picked this table up at a thrift shop a couple weeks ago, for $20. It was in good condition, and solid wood, but the finish was beat, and the color was faded. I sanded the heck out of it, then stained it with high-gloss Bombay Mahogany. (The last picture is truest to the actual color.) It still isn't the color I wanted; I wanted a really dark *red* antique cherry, but apparently the only way to get that is to let a lighter cherry stain oxidize. It definitely doesn't come in a can!  Whatever-I like it, and I think it turned out nice. I ModPodged a piece of scrapbook paper to the bottom of the drawer, and still have to put felt on the bottoms of the legs.

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The split on the top on the right side is where the two pieces that make up the top have separated.  It's really smooth, and will mostly be under the serger, so I didn't try to patch it, I just filled it up with polystain.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009 06:16:38 PM »

what a fab job you did with the desk/table Smiley Happy serging!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009 04:32:33 PM »

You did a very nice job on your refinishing.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 02:48:07 PM »

I didn't think the before look was all that bad, until I saw the finished table.  That is absolutely magnificent.  It looks like a very expensive piece.  Great restoration!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009 05:24:33 AM »

Thanks, guys! I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. Especially since I haven't refinished anything since I was a teenager on a baby sitter's budget! That was a looong time ago.  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009 12:40:56 PM »

This looks wonderful! And the paper bit adds a nice touch.
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