When I found this table at a thrift store, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the $15 price tag!
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I didn’t love the color but I could see the potential and old character under all of the old stain.
I thought about just selling it because of all of my projects stacking up but I just couldn’t do it. I love old tables and I knew this one was going shine with character once it was finished!
I used 4 coats of the undiluted outdoor Clorox bleach. I couldn’t believe how much it lightened!
After I was finished bleaching, I wiped it down with a wet towel.
I added some old wooden castors to the legs. Lucky for me, there were already holes drilled in each leg. I’m sure it probably had castors long ago.
I was nervous about sealing it because sometimes sealers can change the color of the wood. I used Fiddes and Sons (color light) wax and it worked great!
I’m not sure how the durability will be since I haven’t used that as a top sealer before, but it didn’t change the coloring at all! I’m so happy with how it turned out! I love the new bleached look!! It allows the character to stand out so much more!