My dining table is something I will never trow away. It was a gift from my parents and I absolutely love this table. I have it now for 3 or 4 years and it already has had three different looks. It was painted grey when I got it. When I moved in with my boyfriend the table didn’t really fit into our home. So we used it as a desk in stead of a dining table. We painted the table white at that point. Now we are in our new home and the table is back in the kitchen. Because I don’t really like paint on top of my table (it stains so easily) I decided to remove all the paint. I love a wooden table that is lived on! We wanted to keep the wood of the table light so we tried store bought stain. It was terrible. Then we tried beeswax. Better, but we’ve got water damage right away. I didn’t want to spent to much money so I decided to try google. I found a perfect recipe for table oil (which I then chainged a little). Plus I defeloped a simple technique to whiten your table.
Learn how to protect and whiten your wooden table after the jump. . .
What you need to protect and whiten your wooden table
– 1 cup of sunflower oil
– 1/4 cup of vinegar
– 1/4 cup of white spirit
– a tea spoon of white paint, white spirit based
– two pieces of old cloth
– a jar
– paper towel
How to protect and whiten your wooden table
1. Clean your table with a damp cloth.
2. Mix the vinegar with the oil in the jar. Close the lid and shake until you get a white liquid.
3. Use one of your pieces of cloth to apply the mixture to your table. Leave it for 15 minutes that use the other cloth to rub it in. Repeat this for at least 2 or 3 times.
4. Now your table will be darker and maybe even a little bit more yellow, like mine.
5. To whiten it again you have to mix the white spirit with the paint. Put a little bit on your paper towel and rub it on your table. Start rubbing it off again with another piece of paper towel immediately after your down with the complete table. You can repeat this step as many times as you like, until you have the desired effect.
6. The finished table. It’s a lot better protected right now, but I still love the look of it! XO Wilma