Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Weathered Table

This table sits in our family room, and has endured many small hands gouging it with Legos, blocks, matchbox cars and other random objects for many years.

It was weathered when weathered wasn't cool.

Now that my boys are getting older, the threat of furniture destruction is at an all-time low. I could safely fix up this table without fear that my work would be destroyed within a day.

Since I'm currently having a love affair with "duck egg blue" paint, I contemplated using it for this project. But I didn't want to be a one-trick pony, so I decided to try something new.

I dragged it outside and sanded it down to the natural wood. There was one funky strip of red wood that you can see on the right hand side.

Using foam brushes, I applied a couple coats of Minwax Weathered Oak stain.

And this is how it turned out...

It has a unique look to it, which I'm kind of digging. There are some red and blue-ish undertones.

I should probably seal it with something, but for now I'm living with it the way it is.

Now it looks naturally weathered as opposed to "beat up."

School is out for summer in two hours! Yikes! I better go enjoy my last moments of freedom before the chaos really kicks in.

Have a great afternoon!!


  1. Luv the way it came out Carolyn. I have been wanting to sand down a couple of tables that I am no longer pleased with and this is exactly the finish I wanted to acquire.
    Thanks for the inspiration. Luv it!
    Hugs, Gee
    PS...hope you enjoyed your last few minutes :)

  2. love that they have a weathered stain colour now - your table looks great!

  3. Such a great improvement! Happy summer!!!