I lucked out and scored this huge coffee table with two end tables for $10 total at a garage sale in July!
The top had a small damage spot in the middle so I stripped it with Citristrip. There was just a thin coat of varnish that melted right off.
I painted over the horrible yellow and gold paint with two coats of homemade chalk paint in white. After it dried, there was some bleed through so I painted a third coat in SW Essential Grey. I didn't mix it into chalk paint since there was already two coats as a base.
To bring out all the detail in the table, I used Martha Stewart metallic glaze in Black Coffee--I love this glaze! I used a foam brush to push it into all the lines and then wiped it away with a wet rag.
The table had such amazing details that would have been lost if I did not glaze it.
I actually painted and glazed the entire table upside down. It looked so different to me once I turned it over! I sealed the paint and glaze with Minwax Wipe-On Poly. It is much better to use this when there is a lot of detail as it would have been too hard to buff out wax.
For the top, after I stripped the old finish, I didn't want to stain this incredible wood. I just put a coat of coconut oil to brighten it up and then sealed it with both Minwax Wipe-On Poly and Finishing Paste. I added the finishing paste because the wipe-on poly looked streaky to me. After I buffed it, the top was perfect!
I was really happy with how it came out.
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