If you have an old piece of furniture don’t despair! I try to make lots of mistakes on my blog so you won’t have to… gotta love that! Today I managed to make very few mistakes! “wink”
But enough with the exclamation points, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and show you how to save this old laminate table with gel stain!
What I Used:
- sand paper
- DecoArt Americana Decor chalky finish paint in Everlasting
- putty for filling in table
- DecoArt Americana Gel Stain in Walnut
- Varnish in spray form
As you can see by the above photo, the table has a top piece and underneath there are two leaves which open up to make it even bigger. It was in pitiful shape when I decided to tackle it.
The How To:
I took out my trusty Americana Chalky Finish Paint and applied 3 coats to the bottom half of the table and the legs, and one for the tops.
And I finished it off with a can of spray varnish. I used a brand from the Lidl Supermarket. I actually sprayed it for two days taking my time to make sure that I had lots of thin even layers because this table is a work horse. It needed to stand up.
It has a rough, worn look to it which I love.
This is an easy way to save an old laminate table with stain gel and give it a second life in the process. Have you ever used stain gel? What did you think?
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