Refinished dining table

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of inspiring posts lately...I've been on my deathbed with a pile of nasty kleenex next to me sick! Worst cold in A LONG TIME! I'm just praying that my family doesn't get it. So the one thing that I have done lately (that's worth blogging about) is my dining table re-do. I did a two toned look with a white bottom and a dark stained top (Miss Mustard Seed would be proud...I hope :) I love how this came LOVE! I don't have a proper before pic because I suck...but here's the glamorous after!!!

I stripped the old stain and about 75 layers of chunky polyeurethane off the top and then worked my way from 80 grit to 220 grit with my trusty palm sander. Then I stained the top 3 times with a mixture of Minwax Dark Ebony and Dark Walnut stain. (the combo of both of those is TO DIE FOR...seriously the best color evah!) I let the stain cure for 2 days then poly coated the top 3 times and the base (which was painted with a creamy white oops paint and distressed) 1 time. I love how she turned out! I'm probably gonna sell her because I really have my heart set on a rectangular dining table that will seat at least 6...but in the meantime she sure is pretty to look at. I hope you all have an amazing Easter!!

I'm partying....
Weekend wrap up party @ Tater tots and Jello
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Scoop@ I love naptime with chocolate sundays
One Project at a time @A Bowl Full of Lemons
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Anything Goes Party @Type A Decorating


  1. You know my absolutely favorite stain is to mix ebony and dark walnut! Your table is gorg! Nice work!

  2. I like to see redos like this. It turned out great.

  3. Well, you've convinced me to try some ebony stain! Love you two-tone table...I have a love affair with dark walnut tops and creamy bases myself!

  4. I love how this turned out! I love the Dark Walnut stain.. never tried the ebony! I might have to! =)

  5. So pretty! If you lived near me, I'd propose a trade. I have a rectangular-seats-6 table and have often wished I'd gone with a round one instead. :)

  6. It's beautiful! I love the mix of white and dark!

    Happy Easter!

  7. Really pretty and I'm your newest follower :)

  8. I really like the custom stain color. What is the ratio of your custom stain mix? Do you mix equal parts of ebony and dark walnut?