Refinished Side Table (HEY LOOK I actually finished something!)

This may come as a shock to many of you, but I actually finished a thing! //side-eye toward stairs//

We’ve had this little side table bumming around our home for as long as we’ve been married. It was a hand-me-down from Kenny’s parents and matched a dresser that we refinished before we got married. Whew, that was a while ago! We didn’t need the side table right then, so we didn’t strip it and stain it like we did the dresser. But its day was coming.

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I sanded everything down–stripping the top completely and simply roughing up the rest.

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Then I painted the bottom frame, drawers, and doors. Yes, this was all happening at the same time we were prepping to install the stairs. Fast we are not.

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After two coats of primer and three coats of cheap paint (the gallon that will.never.end), I stained the top, using a mix of some gray stain and some walnut stain.

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I was going for a tone similar to our RH dining table, and sort of achieved it. It’s a bit darker and not as warm. But it’s good in it’s own special way.

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I coated it all with a clear polyurethane that was accidentally VERY glossy. Meh. It’s fine. Fine=done. #standards

Then I had to find knobs to replace the dated brassy ones that came with this sidetable. This took me literally months, for no good reason. Hobby Lobby just seemed very daunting. I mean, who can possibly choose from their 3,569 hardware options!?

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But I finally found some small, faceted silver knobs that are cute and called this project done.

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Now this little sidetable has a new life! Fun timez.

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