Beautiful Hall Table Refinish For Less Than $10!

Beautiful Hall Table Refinish For Less Than $10!

This post is the second in a series of furniture flips that were submitted in a contestBeautiful hall table refinish. Wonderful color and stain on this #furnitureflip. a few months back. We selected 10 awesome furniture flips as the winners. We are recognizing each piece in it’s own shout out/post (in no particular order). This beautiful hall table refinish was done by Ferris Mueller, who shares her fun ventures on her Facebook page Dirt Floor Furniture.

We loved this piece for several reasons. One of those reasons being it cost her less than $10! (You know we love to save money.) She was looking for something with specific dimensions for their entryway and found this table on a Facebook reselling group. She was able to snag it for less than $10!

It needed to be painted to fit their decorating taste. Ferris had all the supplies on hand so she didn’t need to purchase anything. I realize that there was still a cost for the paint she used, but she didn’t have to go out any extra money for this hall table refinish. When you buy the paint and stain in larger quantities for several items, the cost of supplies for each item goes down a lot.

This is a very solid table, which is key to any furniture redo. You need to start with good bones: a solid wood and a sturdy piece. Don’t try to use particle board or something cheap from Ikea (sorry to anyone who loves Ikea).

Here are the steps she took for this table refinish:

Step 1 – She removed the hardware

Step 2 – She sanded down the table

Step 3 – Painted the whole bottom portion white

Step 4 – Used one coat of Jacobean gel stain on the top, let dry

Step 5 – Coated top with clean polyurethane. coated 3 times and let dry between each one

Look how gorgeous it turned out! I seriously want to buy it! 

When she submitted the portion of using the Jacobean gel stain, I had no idea what she was talking about. I thought it was a special kind of gel stain. I went to trusty google and found out that Jacobean was the color! I had no idea. I thought it was something that had some gel coat super powers to make it look so pretty, now I know it is just a color. (Something I am sure you expert furniture refinishers get.)

So for those of you who are new to furniture refinishing (like me), here is an example of the Jacobean color from the Minwax gel stain colors. The Jacobean color is the bottom left.

We might have to ask her to do something like this for us. I really love how beautiful it looks in her house. The contrast of white furniture and a dark top is gorgeous. Over the years I have gravitated to really loving white furniture. So clean and crisp looking – the opposite of what my house looks like daily with three kiddos. :-p

Don’t forget to follow Ferris on her Facebook page Dirt Floor Furniture for some great tips! She creates some great pieces (as you can tell by this hall table refinish).

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Rob Stephenson
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I grew up in Central Florida and have lived here my whole life. I first got into buying and selling items when I was 16 years old, and have been hooked ever since. It has mostly been a hobby that makes some extra cash, but sometimes it serves as my main income as well. I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I find too many fun toys for my family (or myself), and just love the whole process.

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