Sprucing up a junky old wood table
June 14, 2012 12:08 PM Subscribe
Ideas for refinishing an old dining table without stripping it?
posted by elizeh to home & garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is just a for-fun project for an old (not vintage, not antique, just old) wooden table that will serve as our dining table for a year or two, and then go to the flea market. I'd like to update it, but I don't want to go through the effort of stripping it. (I know my crafting attention-span limits.)
I like this
look of bright, semi-glossy paint on traditional-silhouette wood furniture. So that's one option.
But: if I wanted to keep it wood-colored, could I just apply a darker stain over the existing stain? It currently the color of iced tea, but a nice chocolate finish would look great.
Any other ideas?