I'm on stay-cation this week from my day job, so I'm working on a few projects. A couple weeks ago I picked up a set of tables from Craigslist - a coffee table and pair of end tables for $25. I was pretty excited when I saw them and couldn't give the guy my money quick enough. These are old, beautiful and solid wood, but had a mucky varnish that I used Formby's to take off the top. Messy, but the results were so worth it. I wanted to finish one entirely so I could do a side-by-side before and after photo. I thought it would be part of a long post showing the finished tables in my living room, but I couldn't wait. I've only got one coat of poly on the after table top and it's going to get several more, plus drawer liners, but here they are:
The photo below gives a good idea of the condition of the top - very icky.
I think I'm in love...
The coffee table has some deep scratches but I have my fingers crossed I can get them out - if not, it will get painted (but that would be a shame, wouldn't it?)