This poor table top had numerous white water marks in the factory paint. The client wanted it black(ish) but with some wood grain visible. After sanding/stripping the table (not once, but twice), and trying several different stain colours and polyurethanes, we finally got the table top to match the legs as closely as possible.
I picked up these three knotty pine barstools recently (second hand… of course), and painted the bases to match our house shutters. The seats were refinished with Jacobean stain and several layers of outdoor polyurethane so that they’d stand up to the elements in the backyard. Now to convince Matt to build a bar counter top for them…
This big beauty was a pain to refinish, as it was painted with LAYERS of thick orange paint. Fortunately, once I got the paint off, I realized that it was solid hardwood underneath rather than pine as I had anticipated. The top and drawer fronts were refinished in Jacobean stain and satin polyurethane, and the sides and drawer pulls were painted in black satin acrylic.
This extremely unique piece came from my former work colleague who also brought me the rhino table to refinish. Where she finds these unusual pieces, I’m not quite sure. Matt removed the excess metal bits, patched a hole, fashioned wooden plugs for the metal tubes, and then completely rebuilt the door on the front and fitted it with new glass. I restained it using Minwax Bombay Mahogany and gave it a satin finish, being careful to leave the original decals from the Hamilton Incubator Co. intact.