While the weather is still hot, sometimes it is nice to stay on my balcony to paint and makeover furniture that I have now. I enjoy every minute of it.
This huge coffee table is one of my projects. This one was really huge and heavy 60"x60"x24" and around 50-60 pounds. I'm so glad that someone already claimed it as their own through CL. But I want to share with you the pictures of before and after....
|After we put the first coat of Red Cherry Stain|
This table was a long project. After we put the first, and second coats of stain. We put Poly on it and to our surprise it turned all white. We were so disappointed and confused about what went wrong. We searched on the internet and discovered that it was probably the humidity. So we re-sanded it back ( yes we did it again ) to take all the white from the chemical reaction. And we redid it all over again. This time we put it inside the house to avoid the humidity but still... it gave us the same reaction...all white. This was the second time and we were almost ready to give up and just put this table into the dumpster or just paint the whole table with regular paint. I wish I took pictures of those white ugly spots all over the table. But we give it another try. This time we just give up to put Poly on it ( we left it without the Poly ). We never figured out why. My thought is that the type of wood probably doesn't work with Poly. Or you might know..?
Despite all the crazy chemical reaction. Finally, the top was done and I was happy with it. I painted the base with Valspar Woodlawn Colonial Gray. I reused all the original hardware... cleaned them and spray painted them with a bronze color.
What project have you done and almost given up on it ???