NINETIES Era Warm Pine Turned Rustic Sidetables

October 15, 2014

NINETIES Era Warm Pine Turned Rustic Sidetables

It was the 90's. 
Warm pine was in, babes!
I'm sure my fellow thriftesses and furniture hunters have run into plenty of warm oak stained pieces.  They are sturdy, yet that finish is not up my ally.

Today I'll show you a relatively quick way to give some uniqueness to these sturdy yet somewhat outdated pieces.

  1. The first step is to wipe them down with water or Simple Green.
  2. Next, I took an orbital sander straight to the tops using coarse grit sandpaper, then finished sanding with fine grit sandpaper. 
  3. Get some pent up aggression out and watch as the warm oak stain comes right off.
  4. Apply one coat of KuKui Stain + Finish and let dry.
  5. Dip a paint brush in water then dip it in some Vintage White paint. 
  6. Blot off excess paint on a paper towel.
  7. Use a wet brush technique to sparingly apply some Vintage White to the top of the table. Let dry.
  8. Take the orbital sander to the top once again.  Focus on sanding the edges and parts of the top.
  9. Apply Endurance Finish to the top for protection.
  10. On the bottom, I painted a shabby coat of Nantucket Spray, let dry, then painted a coat of Newport Navy.
  11. Seal the bottom with Endurance Finish.

table painted in cece caldwells paints

In the end, I love the new look of these side tables.  The quality of the raw wood was so high that I wanted to show it off while still protecting the tops with Endurance Finish.  The total time on these two was probably two hours or less (not including dry time). Not bad!

These lovelies are now for sale at Dear Olympia Portland.

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