Refinished Antique Table
I’m a newcomer to refinishing projects, so I’m sure I’ve made some mistakes along the way. This antique table was passed down to me from my grandmother, and the varnish was starting to peel away, so I decided to paint it as an accent piece.
Here’s how I did it!
Time: one day of sanding; 4-6 hours of painting (spread out over a few days)
Cost: $15 for one quart of Behr paint with primer (was on sale at Home Depot); The table was passed down and the rest of the supplies were on hand (sandpaper, scraper, paintbrushes and varnish remover)
- I used 5f5 paint and varnish remover first (very toxic, yuck) and used a scraper to carefully remove the varnish without destroying the wood.
- Sand, sand, sand (I like to think of this as a mini-workout).
- Add a few coats of paint.