DIY farmhouse table

When we moved into our house the previous owners left some furniture. Some was so-so and others were hidden gems. Enter the farmhouse table:
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It was a little beat up around the legs and a few blemishes on the actual table top but I still thought it had potential. I have been pricing dining room sets that have the farmhouse look but modern twist. Think metal/industrial chairs. So after weeks of pinning how to DIY gel stain I decided to try it. What’s the worst that could happen…

The keys to gel stain I figured it are:
1. Wear gloves
2. Lay it on thick and wipe away
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I used Minwax gel stain in hickory. After two coats (you have to wait 8 hours between each) and a freshen up on the white legs here is the finished product. The only thing left is to put a semigloss poly coat over.
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I’m very pleased with how it came out and it will look even better once we tear up the carpet in the dining room. We picked out a color of Pergo flooring and can’t wait to get going on it! Oh and take a look at these chairs! They are from Restoration Hardware… On SALE for $39 a pop! It’s my lucky weekend!
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Have you ever gel stained to make a Ho Hum piece of furniture shine?

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Ask me where I am from and I will say the BEST place on earth. I live in Cleveland with my boyfriend where both our families are. I am a food and camping fan and a beer explorer. I am a Dawg Pound and Outfield sitter. By day I am an Industry Campaign Specialist and marketing NERD and by night I am kicking butt and taking names while getting in shape and staying healthy. Remember... dare to move!
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2 Responses to DIY farmhouse table

  1. mojamala2 says:

    Very cute table!
    I bought a table off Craigslist once and the chair cushions were hideous. So I bought fabric and recovered them. It was such a simple fix to make it look better.

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