Making more space in my workshop meant finishing up this pedestal table project. I’ve known since the moment I brought this table home, that the finish was calling to be brought into this century with Driftwood stain.
Here’s a peek at how the table looked before.
Sanding enhanced the starburst design even further. Any dark stain would have covered up this gorgeous detail. Driftwood stain, however, would allow the starburst to show through.
Here’s the tabletop after one coat of stain…
While i love the light gray of this stain, it was a little too gray for the off-white finish chosen for the base. I applied a coat of Annie Sloan’s Soft Wax and a layer of dark wax to antique the color and make it a little more brown – the more natural color of driftwood actually. Then topped that again with a final coat of the clear wax.
Sixteen hours of work later…
The starburst shows through the driftwood stain just enough to be a subtle beauty.This table also came with a large leaf insert – perfect for a larger family. I paired these two chairs with this table which can be used as end chairs.
The table base and chairs are painted in three coats of Annie Sloan’s Antique White Chalk Paint and then finished with two coats of clear polyacrylic to protect the finish. Did you notice the fantastic claw feet on the pedestal?
This starburst pedestal table (with leaf and 2 chairs) is for sale in my Shop
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