Side table for $10...WWHHHAATTT!!!
I don’t know if my husband and I have ever purchased furniture new. Well actually we have, two pieces were purchased new: bed and couch. Everything else is garage sell, thrift store, or free. This is one such project.
We purchased a house on a short sell and it was full of old stuff. One of the left over goods was a side table.
Simply sand off the top layer of stain or poly urethane. This specific piece of furniture is not solid. It is a plywood of some sort. That being said, I was not able to sand it down as far as I might have liked. I started with 80 grit to get that layer of polyurethane off and then when up from there.
Then simply add the stain. Make sure to go the direction of the grain, let stain sit, and then wipe off.
If you have some residual polyurethane you will see immediately where the stain isn’t taking. Since this isn’t a show piece and just a simple side table I wont re-sand it. However that would be the next step if we wanted a more consistent stain. Re-sand and then re-stain.
Project is done! It is a easy one, little bit of elbow grease but can make a huge difference! For me, this total investment was $10!! Not too shabby!
ps don't mind the dirt in all the pictures. My husband was doing some potting and didn't clean up :)