I’ve had this table/chairs for several months because I’ve been uninspired, so yesterday I decided to strip the top and go from there. Still nothing. I went inside for inspiration and stumbled upon a post that Sherry at No Minimalist here wrote which showed her kitchen table:
Ding! Ding! Ding! After the lacquer was stripped, I sanded through the stain down to the bare wood, and did not re-stain it. As much as I wanted to keep the top completely natural, I didn’t want to sell it without a clear coat. I debated this, knowing that it would darken the natural wood, but after thoughts of someone spilling red wine on it, I decided to clear coat, and think there is still enough contrast between the top and the base.
Updated to add the finished table:
The inventory around here has gotten pretty out of control, which I’ve learned is nothing but a monkey on my back. I’m determined to clear out the garage and back patio and make a fresh start, so I’m getting busy!