Refinishing a Coffee Table

July 17, 2018

I am learning how to refinish a table from a garage sale to resell. I picked this project because I want to expand my crafting and artistic knowledge. My goal is to one day be able to buy and resell various pieces of refinished furniture and decor. I would love to one day open an Etsy shop. This serves two purposes: (1) I can create beautiful pieces of art and learn new techniques, and (2) I can make some money. Crafting has been a hobby of mine for years. However, it can get expensive when buying supplies. This way I can make money to continue doing my craft and to finance it. Not only this, but I can also use my profits in my classroom for any supplies I need or for my students’ projects.

 

When I start any new artistic project, I first start looking on Pinterest. From there, I found various blogs across numerous topics. Below is a list of my initial findings. The blogs will teach me how to removing varnish and veneer, how to stain wood, what chalk paint is (there are a lot of blogs where they talk about how they use it over latex paint), how to use a stencil, how to create a faux marble top, and how to paint with no brush strokes. I plan to use these blog posts to help inspire me as I work through my design idea and create the finished product.

 

Resources

 

  • https://www.ourhomemadeeasy.com/remove-paint-varnish-furniture/

  • http://frugalflourish.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-strip-and-restain-dresser.html?m=1

  • https://centsationalstyle.com/2011/08/how-to-restain-a-wood-table-top/

  • https://www.domesticimperfection.com/indian-inlay-stenciled-table/

  • https://salvagedinspirations.com/how-to-remove-veneer/

  • https://www.classyclutter.net/how-to-remove-veneer-from-wood-furniture-the-easy-way/

  • https://www.addicted2decorating.com/why-i-dont-use-chalk-paint.html

  • https://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/furniture-refinish-project/

  • https://www.cravingsomecreativity.com/paint-without-brush-marks-strokes/

  • https://www.thirtyeighthstreet.com/2016/09/modern-painted-nightstands-country-chic-paint.html

  • https://www.tagandtibby.com/blog/2016/3/31/faux-marble-tabletop-tutorial

  • https://jenniferrizzo.com/2018/05/faux-marble-table-made-with-pouring-medium.html

 

Potential Supplies

 

 

Table • Sander • Latex Paint • Polyacrylic Sealer • Paint Brush • Scraper • Iron/Heat Gun • Damp Towel • Flotrol 

 

Initial Design Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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