Saving an oak table

I came across an oak table for sale for $20.  Someone had spray painted the top of it black.  The table was very solid, and excellent size for a small dining space.

I brought it home and got out my sander!  Yes, it did take a bit of time to sand all the paint away, but there is something amazingly gratifying to me about sanding furniture!  I love seeing the major change you can make in a piece of wood with a little work and a little time!

Once the top was smooth and paint free, I stained it with an oak colored stain.  I painted the pedestal a turquoise color.  I applied some of the oak stain on top of the paint, and wiped away excess, leaving a beautiful sheen finish.

I think it looked like much more than a $20 table once I was done!

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