I have been obsessively working on this coffee table for the past week and a half and it’s finally finished! I found it at Salvation Army for $25 and though it looked pretty disgusting it was real wood and I loved the details. I nabbed it, somehow made it fit in my tiny car, and brought it home.
Now, this would have been a lot easier if I had a yard, so I could use a stripper or a power sander. I had none of these things. So I had sanded this whole freaking thing. It was probably for the best, the legs were complicated to sand around and I imagine that I could have easily ruined it.
After a week of wanting to throw this stupid table out of the window I finally finished sanding. I originally wanted to keep the natural wood color, but it was really too much so I decided to stain it Golden Oak, gave it two coats and used this varnish to finish it off.
I’m so happy with the way it turned out! I’m also very glad I will have my life back!