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Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Everyone has an old piece of furniture in their home that they wish they could revive. Monica Chavez of House of Esperanza shows us how to take an antique piece of furniture and refinish it using Varathane Premium interior wood stain.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Hi everyone! Monica Chavez here with a super simple furniture refinishing project.

I have a collection of vintage and antique sewing machines with tables accumulating in my furniture hoard pile. It was time we brought one in for a refresh.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

We decided to give new life to a tall and narrow sewing table using Varathane Premium interior wood stain from The Home Depot.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

This sewing table in particular was found at an estate sale for $5!  FIVE DOLLARS.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

This piece needed lots of attention as it had been well loved in its prime. I also wanted to take the opportunity to make it more my style.  Varathane Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain in Ebony was going to be exactly what I needed to get it there.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Supplies

We gathered our supplies which included the Varathane wood stain, Varathane Water Based Interior Polyurethane in clear satin, orbital sander and sanding discs of various grits, a foam brush, lint free cloth, drop cloth, and drill to disassemble the sewing table.

Prepping For Stain

We removed the top table pieces and hinges in order to sand/stain the pieces properly.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Prepping the surface for the new stain was going to first require removing the weathered old layer of stain with an orbital sander.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Using various grits of sanding discs in succession from coarse to super fine will give us a clean and smooth finish on the wood.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

We always sand in the direction of the wood grain.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Every part of the sewing table received the same treatment to remove the old stain.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Once we were done sanding all of the pieces down, we vacuumed up any dust and wiped everything down with a lint free cloth.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Applying Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

After stirring the stain thoroughly, we used a foam brush to liberally it on all of the sanded portions of the sewing table.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

We allowed the stain to penetrate for 2-3 minutes, wiping with a lint-free cloth to remove the excess stain.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

The coverage of the Varathane Premium is so good it only requires one coat.  This Ebony stain color is exactly what I was hoping for!

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

The longer you let the stain sit before wiping off, the darker the color.  I mean, just look at that beautiful wood grain.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Applying Varathane Ultimate Polyurethane

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

We let the wood stain dry for 1 hour before grabbing the water based top coat.  The Varathane Ultimate Polyurethane was going to give us the protective finish a side table requires. At the same time letting the beautiful Ebony wood stain shine thru the crystal clear layer.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

With a clean foam brush we applied the stirred polyurethane along the direction of the wood grain in one smooth even coat.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

This coat dried to the touch in 2 hours and gave us an abrasion and scratch resistant surface. After 48 hours the pieces were cured and ready to be reassembled.

Makeover Complete

Before and After

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

My only regret is not having done this project sooner! This table quietly stores a vintage sewing machine but has new purpose as the perfect side table.

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

So if you too have a hoard pile of furniture calling your name, grab yourself some Varathane Premium wood stain in a shade that fits your style!

Furniture Refinishing with Varathane Premium Interior Wood Stain

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