Our daughter and her hubby are still living with us. Everything is coming together nicely and their proposed closing date for their new home is October 15th. They are beyond excited! You may remember their new home will be only a few minutes up the road from us, so we are beyond excited too!
Stephanie was thrilled to be offered a cherry dining room table and chairs for her new home. Happy to have a set for her new formal dining room and also happy because this set has been in the family since she was a tiny little thing! When she was about 2 years old it was in our dining room, then my sisters dining room, and for the past 5 years or so it's been in my sisters attic, but now it's Stephanie's!
This isn't her set, but this picture (found on Google) shows how the table looks when the legs are on it!
I moved the table and leaf to the porch for a little sprucing up. There is one large scratch which we aren't too worried about, that's character, right?! Mostly there are a lot of fine scratches and a dull finish so I was hoping to use a little Restore-a-Finish to make it look pretty again. I've used this product in the past with great success, so I got started...
I purchased all the supplies Restore-a-Finish recommends, including 0000 steel wool and Howard's Feed-n-Wax. Here is a closer look at the large scratch, you can see the smaller ones too.
This shows after the left side was completed using the Restore-a-Finish and steel wool.
My hopes are high at this point, looking good!
This shows both sides after the R-a-F and steel wool was used.
The leaf is looking great too, so I'm really encouraged at this point!
I get a little worried after an hour or so when this shows up, but then I remind myself that I haven't done the last step of the process yet, which is to use Howard's Feed-n-Wax, so I don't panic.
After the Feed-n-Wax is applied it looks amazing, look at that shine! So, I leave it to soak in as per the directions and will come back to wipe it off.
It's still soaking in, pretty shine isn't it!
After all the wax has been rubbed in and then rubbed off,
and the table has been moved into the house,
and I come down a day later to check on it,
there are lots of little scratches, you can still see the large scratch which we aren't worried about, we just wanted some shine!
But it is dull and the small scratches are showing up with very little shine.
I was soooo hoping that I could get away without totally refinishing the top of this table and Stephanie doesn't want it painted, so painting is not an option.
Maybe I'll try this process one more time?!
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