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How to Stain a Wood Table + a Dining Room Update!

How to Stain a Wood Table + a Dining Room Update!

DIY Jax Pedastal Dining Table - www.classyclutter.netYou might remember for our last furniture makeover, the pink campaign dresser, that we have teamed up with an incredible furniture company, Ave Home. Ave Home is an interior furnishings company based in New Orleans. They specialize in producing curated collections of both raw wood and finished furniture. We got to choose an amazing piece from the AVE Raw collection and I chose this insanely awesome Jax Pedestal Table.

Jax Pedastal Table from Ave HomeIt came in two boxes (the base and the top) and completely raw wood. I sanded it slightly on the top to make it as smooth as possible and got to work.


Classic Grey StainFirst, I used a pre-stain conditioner and wiped it on the entire piece. Follow the directions on the can but you can usually start staining around 5-15 minutes after the pre-stain is applied. It helps avoid blotchy staining and gives you a more consistent look when you apply your stain. How to stain a dining table - Click for tutorialI applied one coat of the Classic Grey stain (wearing gloves!!!) with my cloth and let it sit overnight. The next day I applied the second coat and let it dry completely. The following day, although you usually only have to wait a few hours, I applied the polycrylic with a foam roller and since it was over 100 degrees here in Arizona that day, it dried super fast! I brought it inside and screwed the base and table top together.

DIY Jax Pedastal Dining Table - www.classyclutter.net

DIY Jax Pedastal Dining Table - www.classyclutter.net

DIY Jax Pedastal Dining Table - www.classyclutter.net

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DIY Jax Pedastal Dining Table - www.classyclutter.net

I absolutely love how my new dining space looks but truth be told, I chose this table because it is going to be perfect in the new house! I can’t even wait! As soon as I have our new keys in hand (We close escrow in 10 days!) I’ll show you the new house!!

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  1. I absolutely love the dining room!! I’m getting ready to redo my dining room table this coming week and thinking this grey color will probably be happening. I’m absolutely obsessed with those salty and sweet signs, I’m dying to know if y’all bought them from somewhere or if it is a DIY. Y’all have given me so much inspo for my dining room.

  2. Stunning dinning room! Very inspiring! The sputnik chandelier, chairs and the table are so perfect together. Thanks for sharing a useful instruction. This is exactly what I have been looking for, I also have a wood table and still don’t know how to stain it until I read this. Thanks again, you helped me a lot!

  3. Classy looking table and congrats on finding a piece that fit with both your old and new living space. The paint touches really worked well for the table as well.

  4. That gray stain came out great on that wood, sometimes less is more when using stain which is different from paint. Also, on another note that light fixture is awesome, and really makes that space look great!

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