If you have been reading for a really long time, you will remember this kitchen table has previously been stained by me before. Apparently, I just can't get rid of this table! And I actually have no desire to get rid of it. It functions well, it's sturdy, it seats six, it fits our space. There are a lot more things I would rather purchase for this house, so until I completely tire of it, I will just keep changing it up! You can read all about the first time I stained this table here. The pictures are small and my taste was different, but that's the beauty of home decor. I love looking back to see how things have changed. So, in short, this table has been oak (original), stained a dark walnut (in 2010), and now a gray wash (2015). Wow, this table has been around a while!
Here is the table before. I didn't hate this stain, but we have dark hardwood floors in this house, and it was just too much dark wood. I dragged the table and 4 chairs out to the garage and sanded the heck out of them with a hand sander. I can't remember which grit I used but I know I asked at Home Depot and they were helpful. I wasn't able to get it completely down to the bare wood, but that was okay with me to have some darker spots.
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