One of my readers Jodi asked how I did the table because she's getting ready to re-do one too. I don't always do paint jobs the 'right' way, but it seemed to work well this time.
First, I used an electric sander all over the table. Then I painted it with Kilz paint-- I think the name is Antique Lace--I'll make sure later if you're interested. I did THREE coats of paint which eliminated the brushstrokes. After it dried really well, I sanded it with a very rough paper (wish I'd use a little less). Finally, I used a cloth to apply a dark brown stain.
I'm not completely finished with it. I want to go back & work on it a little more. I also bought a spray on clear coat to protect it front scratches and wear & tear...
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