I thought this was an IKEA table but I can't find it anywhere. We hade the Poang chairs with the foot stool and this is the only thing that survived my boys. It was a bit stale so I did a make over.
I gave it a sanding, cleaned and taped off the under side and the stripe. I like the contrast of wood peaking out from underneath. I gave it a nice coat of yellow spray paint and sealed it with spray primer. And easy update for a table with great lines and still sturdy. It's well made I can't say the same thing about the chairs.
These poor chairs came to me flat. They had literally fallen apart. After some major TLC: They were glue and screwed at all points and needed new dowels across the bottom. Even after the remake I felt they needed something more. Because they were so straight I used lag bolts to attach across the middle to make a bench. Then I painted them white with a clean stripe. Sanded, cleaned, primed and Painted white. And I have new seating in the yard.
Everybody loves real wood. I wanted an alternative method to finish and protect wood naturally. I used a realmilk.com product Half & Half Tungoil and Citrus Solvent. The product is really easy to use. I brushed it on in a open area and let it soak in. After a time I buffed the excess Tungoil off or in the table and allowed to dry. The color on both tables turned out rich accenting the grain and left a nice citrus smell.
These vintage chairs belonged to my Grandma; my legs dangled from these chairs many a day. It will be a labor of love restoring them. I've already found the atomic patterned fabric. The table is still in storage but I will reunite them soon totally redone.
A heavy, beautiful well made buffet gets an update with wheels. They also give a new life to an entertainment piece with 275 pound load per wheel. Think about adding them to give form and functionality to furniture.
While working in a furniture store I saw many people wanted to refinish their own furniture. They also wanted help to make the best choices.