Coffee Table Project Completed!

Finally my coffee table has been completed! Took a little while but well worth the wait. Real life priorities come first sometimes.

Let’s do a quick flash back to before.

When I applied my first stain of miniwax red mahogany the perimeter of the table looked great but the inside burled walnut took on a pinkish tone.  Ok now what? As my husband is looking over my shoulder. “No pink in the livingroom” he says.
“Mom it looks pink.” My kids say. Oh boy they are paying attention.

**#!”**@## !!I say.

SSssooo out came the sander again. If you are going to do it you have to it right.
I tried a few of different stain color choices.

The winner is….

English Chestnut

 1 coat of tung oil and 3 coats of miniwax urethane to make sure  this table was going to stand the test of time with my family.

The 52″ long x 30″ deep table works perfect in my long livingroom. A great addition to our comfortable but chic living  space.

After all we have to keep in real.

I did think at one time hhmm wouldn’t a glass top coffee table look so pretty?  Then I thought get real Carol… remember you have an active family.

You can have beautiful things in your home just make sure they can withstand the test of time.  Chances are if they are already in good condition at 50-100 years old they will last another 100.

Think of your family and what would really fit to your family’s lifestyle.

Keep it real and keep it Chic!

Happy Home

from Chic Home & Antiques!


About chichomeantiquesblog

A lover of unique antique furniture with history and character. I take great joy in discovering forgotten pieces. Pieces that most people would pass by. I have such a passion for discovering, refinishing and repurposing great furnishings. I shop consignment shops, thrift stores, craigslist and of course antique shops to find those special unique pieces. I paint, sand, antique, glaze whatever it may be to bring new life to old furnishings. My life is full of family, good health, happiness, careers, and a very happy well loved home. I have very much to be thankful for in this world that I live today.
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