Monday, December 3, 2012

Refinished "classic grey" table

 A few weekends ago, my family and I were going through some of my grandmother's old furniture. I stumbled upon a side table that had a lot of character. It was in  poor shape, but I thought it was the perfect size for my entryway and decided to refinish the wood.

The finished product:

But this is what we started with:

I wanted it to look like a greyish wood and found a new stain at Home Depot called "Classic Grey". So, I thought I'd give it a try.

The table needed A LOT of sanding to take the finish and the weird residue off of it. My husband was a great sport and helped with the sanding. Honestly, he did most of it because he was wayyy better at it than me.

Finally, it was ready for me to start staining.

I started with the bottom and worked my way up.

I let it dry overnight and here you have it! The grey stained entryway table!

One of my favorite things about it is the magazine/mail holder underneath-- super rustic, super cool.

This table is also special to me because it was my grandmother's. Do you have any old furniture that has sentimental value?


  1. My grandma had very similar end tables. This piece looks great... I'll have to see if I can find my grandmother's because this is perfect for an entry way!

  2. Cute! I'm a new follower from Follow Me Wednesday.

  3. You did a great job with it!

    Newest follower from the blog hop. :)

    julee @

  4. I love Leo in the background picture!
    It looks great!
    Mom loves it!