This was the original refinish job that I did on my coffee table. You can check out the makeover here.
Not that I did not like my own work or anything, but I am extremely prone to decorating my house. I guess that is one of the things that makes me a Zest it Up girl! 🙂
My first step was to sand off all the wax and paint. I was more than done with red in my house, and I was hankering to do some more Shou Sugi Ban: the Japanese art of burning wood for a unique finish.
With the tabletop surface shaping up exactly as I imagined, you will see that I decided to even recoat the metal frame with some cool textured metallic spray paint, as well. I wanted an entirely new look! Since I have three kids and a husband who can be a tad rough on furniture, I decided to use Spar Varnish on my coffee table. Honestly, I am a bigger fan of using a clear, soft wax on a Shou Sugi Ban surface, but I needed a truly water resistant surface that would stand up to countless spills and sweating glasses (ummm I do own coasters, but habits are habits I am afraid 😉 ).