This is what happens when I do it right. Know this: Nothing (NOTHING) comes easy for me. Joye, my friend and neighbor, Bonny’s and Clyde’s Mommy, had this coffee table for years. The years showed: Scratches, dents, rub spots, dull, faded, dead finish. She wanted the top refinished. Just the top. So, I began with the legs.
Some Howard’s and some 0000 made them look pretty good, without taking away any of the aged character.
The top looked like this, in general.
The top needed some work. Some sanding (no stripping), some hot-ironing on dents and scratches that couldn’t be sanded out, some BLO (I think), and some varnish. This is how it came out.
And, back where Bonny likes it.
And Joye likes it. And Clyde likes it. And, so do I. This was about a year ago. It still looks good.
When Life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life’ll be all Whaaat?