Our Blog / Penney is an artist and designer living in Accra, Ghana.

I purchased this beautiful table at a yard sale a couple of years ago. This photo is how it looks refinished. Admittedly, I have been using it as a sewing table since it was purchased and it was flaking varnish, had all kinds of water stains and scratches. Ew.
This is my first refinishing job. It was pretty simple job which I did outside. I coated the table with a soy based paint/varnished remover recommended to me by a woodworker enthusiast friend and used the scraper to remove the varnish, then washed off the remover with the garden hose. I alternated painting the table with varnish and sanding it.
The table is not perfect but I am so pleased with how it turned out.

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So, what do you think ?