Whitewashed Cherry Table

The only thing wrong with this table (if you don’t count the glitter glue and magic marker on the top), was the color. SO orangey-red! The cherry wood itself, with the noticeable grain, is absolutely gorgeous and I knew it would be a shame to cover it up if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. So that’s why I decided to strip it down to bare wood and give it a night, light, whitewashing. So Much Better!

No more orange. And the stain is light enough that you can still see the beautiful grain, as well as the darker inlaid strip around the perimeter.

DIMENSIONS: 48″ diameter, 30″ tall / 12″ leaf
STAIN: Rust-oleum Ultimate Wood Stain, in Driftwood
SEALER: Minwax Polyacrylic, in Satin finish

After Pics:

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During Pics:


Bare Wood!


1st coat of stain.


2nd coat of stain.

Before Pics:

Once again I forgot to take before pics. My bad!

About Kristen Buckley

Kristen is a transplanted Bostonian who loves North Carolina and can't even imagine living anywhere else. She has been restoring furniture her whole life and has recently found the time to expand beyond just doing it for her own home.

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