A project I thought I would share. This is my old dining room table built by my husband about 20 years ago. There are lots of nicks and scratches and the pine is yellowed.
So here he is taking the table outside and sanding the top. This was a pretty tough job sanding off the varnish. He used a 60 grit first, then an 80 grit. He thought this would give it a grainier look.
I love the look of freshly sanded pine, but it turns yellow so quickly. I wanted to avoid that.
My next step was to put a coat of white wash on it. I just took some white latex trim paint we had and wiped it on the table. It actually took two of us. My husband put the paint on and I followed after him wiping it off.
We let that dry over night. The next day my daughter and I applied a light coat of walnut Minwax stain, and wiped it off.
This gave it a driftwood look…
I went over some of the knots with a paintbrush and stained them a little darker. Then I painted three coats of a water-based polyurethane letting each coat dry for a few hours. Next I painted the legs with some charcoal black paint we had, and here is the finished table..,
I love the way it turned out. It looks like a brand new table. 🙂