See, such a beautiful table!
Love the detailing on top, just not in love with the color of the stain.
It took my husband and I about 2 hours of sanding to get all the stain off. I took special care to not wear down all the grooves on the top. Once it was all sanded down I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it. First I primed the bottom. I must apologize here for forgetting to take pictures of the work. I was very excited to finish this and my husband was in the house with our son at this point so I had only one set of hands.
Once the primer was on the bottom I stained the top and the underside of the top. I used Minwax's Early American stain. While the stain was setting I applied an off white paint to the bottom and legs. Once all was dry I followed up with 2 coats of Minwax's Polycrilic to protect the table.
I must say, I loved this table when I first got it but now I love, love, LOVE this table! It is truly a perfect fit in our living room now!
Thank you to my mother-in-law for the wonderful gift! Now to begin the thrifting hunt for a pretty lamp to accompany it. :)