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Monday, August 29, 2011

Door Table

What to do with an old door that you having laying around your house?  We put this door to good use and decided to make a table out of it for our wedding reception.  This colorful table was a fun addition and held our display of candy. 

We went to a second hand store and bought an old table dirt cheap and stripped it of it's legs.  (You can purchase legs and casings at your local hardware/lumber store, but these legs were much cheaper.)  I scrounged around in the garage and found an old door lock, but a doorknob would also be adorable. 

The bride fell in love with the table and is going to use it in your new home.  It matches the hutch that we posted a few weeks ago.  For better use of the table, we had a piece of glass cut to fit the top.

Antiquing the Table:

1. Sand your piece of furniture until all varnish is removed. (You want the paint to stick.)

2. Paint your furniture with a good quality latex satin paint.  Let completely dry.

3. Sand all edges and corners until the wood is showing through.

4. Stain the whole piece with Early American Wood Stain. Put the stain on with either a sponge brush or a cotton rag. Be generous with the stain in the corners and on the surface. You don't need to worry about putting the stain on evenly. After you have applied the stain wipe off the stain with another clean cotton rag. Work on one area at a time.

5. Let the stain dry.

6. Varnish and enjoy!

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