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thrifted $20 end table
$20 Thrifted End Table

This particular side table was only $20 @ditto.  It took less than 1 1/2 hours to transform using my orbital sander and the tan wash method (you can watch the DIY end table highlight for the whole process).  

tan wash refinished end table
Finished End Table using the Tan wash

Here are the DIY steps:

Sand with 60 to 80 grit sandpaper with an orbital sander

sanding with an orbital sander
orbital sander

Use a sanding attachment tool to sand in between all the corners

Use 80 grit sandpaper and manually sand in hard to reach spots

Apply a tan wash with a brush (1/3 tan paint with 2/3 water). Wipe off with paper towel.

Apply the dark vintage wax with an old rag and wipe off with a paper towel or rag.

This $20 thrifted end table was transformed in less than 2 hours. It looks high end and expensive. I love the soft look and how the dark wax brought out the wood tone.

DIY Thrifted End Table

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  1. Houssein chehade says:

    Hello 👋
    Please. Can I do this on stucco paint?

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