Many years ago I purchased a table off of Craigslist. It was solid wood, good condition and only $50. It wasn’t necessarily the color scheme I wanted, but I knew that eventually it would make a great project. 2 plus years later, we finally tackled the project head on.
With a brown wood top and a painted green bottom, the table had definitely seen better days. When our apartment had water damage, the table suffered, and the top got moldy and damaged. Good thing that the refinishing was already planned.
We sanded down the top of the table, and got it down to its original wood.
We then used stain to coat the top of the table. We didn’t want to paint it, as we wanted to still see the wood grain. It only took one layer of ebony stain to get the desired color effect.
We painted the green area with black paint. This dried much faster than the stain. A varnish was then sprayed over the top of the table, and its now all set to go and serve its purpose once again.