Now that Carrie and I live in the same state, we can do fun things together like refinishing furniture. When we visited our friend Cory the other week in Dallas, we took some time to help her out with her dining room table. Cory had previously painted the table silver but was unhappy with it.
1) A silver table that didn’t match dark brown chairs with beige upholstery.
2) Additionally, the silver paint was lacking something. It was a dull shade, almost gray with a very monochromatic look. The paint didn’t emphasize the details on the table and looked bland.
1) Make the table two-toned with a dark top to create a more cohesive look with the chairs and
2) Use glaze to give the dull silver paint a more striking effect and make the details on the table more visible and defined.
Beautiful now isn’t it?
Here’s how we did it…
First, the table was prepped by taping the edge of the table top.
Gel remover was sponge painted to the top surface.
After all the top paint was removed, the surface was sanded to help the stain to adhere.
Dark stain was applied with sponge brushes.
While the stain was setting, we started working on the glaze. We bought this fancy glazing brush on a whim. However, a good ole cut up t-shirt ended up working much better.
We had Cory help us beat up the table a little more with a knife. Scraping off some of the paint helped add character to the table.
Glazed was applied all over the bottom of the table and very liberally in all groves and detailed lines.
The excess stain was wiped off the top.
Here are the results – a pretty two-toned table!
The glaze really made an impact. Here is another picture of the Before.
Here’s the After.
The glaze brought out the silver tones in the paint and emphasized the detailed features that previously went unnoticed.
Carrie and I are going to start taking on interior design and furniture restoration jobs soon. I guess you could say Cory was our first client!!
However, considering she paid us with goat cheese, wine and petit fours…
…maybe not?! Oh well, that meant more to us anyway!
What do you think of the two-toned look? Do you have anything you want to refinish the same way?
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