When I was emptying my storage unit this past April/May…
and saw this 3 tiered table among my packed up belongings ~I’d genuinely forgotten about it. Heck, I’d forgotten about several things…
which made all the work feel like a treasure hunt!
Thinking about some winter and holiday decorating in mom’s house, I decided to pull it out of the storage on this end for another look.
It looked a bit rough –from being in storage so long?
The top looks so discolored –too much harsh Arizona sun?
And I didn’t remember it being so blonde –??
Uh, yeah. It definitely needs a makeover!
In the interest of time -and the fact that I was working on the mechanical room- I had my stripper-guys tackle this for me, I negotiated $25. It would have cost me about that in product plus my time, & this way I could keep to my other project~very worthwhile!
At left you see it stripped clean, and I spent about an hour sanding it back to a smooth finish before staining.
Below, now stained—using both Golden Pecan and Aged Oak gel stains.
Not age it with a dark wax, or white or liming wax,
but with a favorite Behr-Pecan Sandie.
Like using an aging wax~you apply and wipe it away.
With paint, I apply it kind of sloppy into the grooves and crevices with a disposable chip brush and use a wet-damp rag to [loosely] wipe it away, then a dry rag to tidy it up. ~Only wanting a subtle look of age, I was sparing with the paint.
This small alteration to the room should make a helpful change for winter.
The Living room BEFORE with the ottoman
and AFTER with the 3-tiered table.
picture below on left While sorting through some of the boxes in the mechanical room—mom found a few snap shots from her parent’s wedding day in 1925!
picture below on right A whole area dedicated to family photos–really old ones, funny ones that are hard to put away and current! It’s a fun way to display pictures in a HUGE family and they get looked over SO MUCH!