Tuesday, September 3, 2013

diy arhaus inspired weathered table...

This was a first for both myself and my client, can you believe in all my diys I've never
refinished a piece with anything other than paint. So, if you're thinking you need
any kind of experience to do this, the answer is...no!
It was our goal to transform my client's classic style pedestal table from Ethan Allen.
 The original dated, light pinky-beige finish wasn't the look we wanted for her new kitchen, we
 set out to re-create the weathered look of our inspiration, Arhaus Luca Dining table.

AFTER:


BEFORE:


1) We took the Arhaus catalog and a leaf from the table to Guiry's, our local paint store, the
 awesome employee tested a few colors and products on the bottom side for us until we
 came up with something similar to the stain on the Luca dining table.


2) My client did all the hard work and I waltzed in for the fun stuff. :) She used spray
 Citristrip to remove the existing stain, the spray does a good job of getting in the 
nooks and crannies. She used a scraper to remove the stain strips/goop.  
She thought it was key to allow for the maximum drying time suggested before scraping the
 stain off, the difference is it will come off in dry strips vs goop.
 3) Sand well, time consuming but worth the trouble. She did an awesome job!
4) At your own risk! She hosed it all off and let it dry in the sun.


Ready for stain...

These were the supplies she had laid out when I came over to help, two dried up crusty old
 paint brushes, yes one has a screw sticking out of it, and a sheet for applying the stain!
It wasn't a joke, but I about died laughing! We were rained out that day, and look at the pretty
new paint brushes and fresh t-shirts she had for me the next day I came over! :)

 



 

5) Our products applied per maufacturer instructions
Old Masters Gel Stain - Dark Walnut 80704  
Briwax - Natural Wax after the stain dries.

























I think our first step of taking the leaf in was a huge time-saver, it allowed us to see
exactly how this particular wood would take the stain without a lot of trial and error.



We love the weathered look, and think we were blessed with some beginner's luck!

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84 comments:

Rani Engineer said...

Love love love the table! Its gorgeous! xx

Anonymous said...

A lot of hard work, but the beautiful end result was well worth it.

Cassie Bustamante said...

just stunning, i say!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

congrats for tackling this project! Looks INCREDIBLE. LOVE it. All your work paid-off Pam!

Kim @ ReFound Vintage said...

love this! so much hard work, but the result is gorgeous

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I didn't know the stripper came in a spray. I just used the gel on my table. This looks great, and it is a whole lot of work.

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

This is gorgeous. Doesn't look like it's the same table anymore. So high end.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is so beautiful - I love the weathered look! Sometimes it is just worth the time and effort of stripping off the original finish and working with the bare wood!

René said...

Beautiful! So much better now.

Patty Antle said...

It's just beautiful! Good job! What a pretty kitchen.

Denise Greenwood said...

Love the weathered look!! My friend just bought a table with that same look and it cost her a pretty penny. Much better to redo something you already have! Gorgeous :)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Stunning table! A lot of work, but well worth it!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I love the finish. It's so fresh looking and a little beachy too! Lovely!

Unknown said...

I love my warm, rustic table. Pam, once again you saved me big $ with your vision and help. I thought I needed to buy a new table when all I needed were good brushes and a rag! (Even after scraping, the Citrus residue was preventing the gel from applying correctly, so I thought a once in a lifetime shower for my table wouldn't hurt the wood.) Everyone thinks I bought a new table!

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Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my goodness, I just LOVE how this finish came out. I don't think it was beginner's luck, I think you're very good at what you do and have a great sense for these kind of projects!!! I wish this table was mine!! Hope your client is enjoying her beautifully refreshed space!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Fantastic results! Refinishing my pedestal kitchen table has been on my to-do list for ages. It's got a super dark, shiny finish and shows every scratch and smudge. This is exactly the new look I want! Love the spray Citristrip tip - will definitely give it a try!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!!!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Stunning!!! I'm so impressed. It looks amazing. You did a fantastic job.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous Pam .. love the chair fabric!

therelishedroost said...

it came out great!!! That gel stain is good stuff!!!
Wonderful transformation!
Karolyn

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Looks great! Your common sense in using the expertise at the paint store and taking the leaf in was so smart. Great instructions as usual.

I have used Briwax for years on our antiques and used over Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too.

Carrie said...

Looks AMAZING! Great tips!

Danielle said...

Beautiful! x

Dana Frieling said...

You guys are a couple of smarties! Way to go saving a million trips to the paint store. So pretty!

Unknown said...

Now that's an improvement! I love the layered look you created!

Kim said...

Looks fabulous and your client must be over the moon giddy!! Love the black and white in there as well! xo

Tania Pelletier said...

Wow, that turned out beautiful! Great job!

Tania

Arborgate Interiors LLC said...

WOW! What a change that made! It looks great and I love the chairs, fabrics, etc....awesome job!

Arborgate Interiors LLC said...

WOW! What a change that made! It looks great and I love the chairs, fabrics, etc....awesome job!

Andrea said...

It looks AMAZING! The hard work definitely paid off.

Unknown said...

Love it! I love that color, it is perfect and feels so "now", beautiful job.

Vel Criste said...

Honestly, I think your table turned out better looking than the Arhaus version!!!!! Excellent job as always Pam!

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful table Pam. I know it was a lot of work sanding and and scraping to get that old finish off, but wow, so worth it! My niece just bought a table similar to this to refinish, I think this will give her inspiration to tackle the job!

Merri Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous--everything you touch turns to refined gold :-)
Kudos to your client!--love that she has DIY bragging rights, not just what a designer put in place.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

The table turned out so beautiful Pam. As usual, so many great tips!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous job....looks fantastic..I so love Arhaus!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Looks gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Looks great. I just did a round dining table myself but I chose to use wipe-on poly for the top because I was afraid that wax would leave marks when anything hot, cold or wet touched it. We had a waxed vintage table just a few months ago and it was horrible about watermarking. A real pain to say the least so I got rid of it!

I have taken note of the products you used here, but I would love to hear back from you in a few months of how the finish is holding up to hot, cold and wet conditions. Maybe you could do an update post on that subject. Thanks

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Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Pam, that is one happy transformation! Love how it turned out!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Gorgeous! I really love the color!

Robin Stephens Kitchen Connections said...

What an exceptional re-do. I have an heirloom Ethan Allen table w/ six chairs.... I dare not take on such a big challenge, but one day, when it's passed down to my daughter.....maybe she can update it like this. Fascinating and gorgeous.

Christine said...

Just followed you from Pinterest.
I'm a Citristrip junkie.
The trick is to leave it on overnight, or just go to work. I take plastic bags and press them into the Citristrip to hold the stuff against the wood. A 2nd coat does remove the stain. In big, squooshed off glops of BBQ-like goo. It's amazing.
I also neutralize with water (like the furniture bath above) because mineral spirits will reliquify the stain back into the wood.
I have 15 antique doors back to lovely, clean, bare wood WITHOUT sanding. yeah! :)
I love this stuff so much, I do kitchen cabinets in front of the TV, in my pajamas. One cabinet a day. The very hardest part is not to fuss with the Citristrip., or even to peek!
Anyway, your color combinations on this table worked beautifully. I'm sure your friend is thrilled every single day!

Unknown said...

I'm going to try this - I have a long rectangular table the exact same golden color - yuck! and love this look! Someone commented about using wipe on poly? not sure what that is instead of wax to avoid watermarks and heat...any update on how this table has held up with the wax? Any other tips or info to note since the original post?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Unknown! Thanks so much, good luck with your table! I haven't ever used wipe on poly, but I'm guessing it might be a little shiny. It's the table they use every day and is still perfect, she hasn't done anything to it since my original post.

Unknown said...

Love how this table turned out. Did you use clear or light brown Briwax?

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Is there common reapplication of the Briwax? I hate the shiny polyurethane look!

Jenn said...

Hi Pam!

I have just discovered your blog and love it! I am refinishing a table similar to this and wondered what color Briwax you used? Also, can you please describe how you applied it...applicator and type of stroke? Thank you so much! Jenn

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Jenn! Thanks so much! :) We used Original Briwax, I showed a photo of the exact can above, it didn't specify any color. We applied with a clean white t-shirt and used long strokes working it into the grain. Good luck with your project!

Jenn said...

I sure appreciate you getting back to me! We just built a house and I have many projects I would like to get to work on but the first is a beautiful table! :) Blessings! Jenn

Unknown said...

Can you use polyacrylic over the wax? My table is a kitchen/dining table - and I fear wax would not withstand the water marks.

Unknown said...

Hi Jenn.
I was wondering if you know what type of wood the table was made from?

Unknown said...

Oops. Hi Pam!
I'm very sorry about the mix up with your name.
I'm trying to duplicate the color of that table, it's gorgeous, but I'm working with a red oak table. I was curious if you knew what type of wood the table you refinished was made from?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi there! I know it was oak - not red oak. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Thank you so very much for getting back to me!!

Unknown said...

Hi! Love the table! Did you happen to use a grain filler as well?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi there! No, we didn't use grain filler.

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I’m curious as to how you obtained the grey wash/ lighter brown look with the dark walnut gel stain

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Hi Jenn! Thanks so much! :) We used Original Briwax, I showed a photo of the exact can above, it didn't specify any color. We applied with a clean white t-shirt and used long strokes working it into the grain. Good luck with your project!
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