THIS PIER 1 IMPORTS TABLE GETS AN UPDATED INDUSTRIAL MAKEOVER USING A BLACK WASH AND STAIN COMBO
Hi, creative #sifamily! I rarely do custom orders anymore. But when my friend Dee gave me creative license on her hallway table — well, how can I say no. 🙂 Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to turn an existing dated finish into a sleek industrial-looking finish using a black wash and stain combination.
Here’s what I started with. This Pier 1 Imports Console Table with black sawhorse legs and a cherry-stained top.
Here’s the table with its NEWLY FINISHED industrial top!
It looks much sleeker and updated, don’t you think?!
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INDUSTRIAL TABLE MAKEOVER
Dee bought this table from our local Restore but it originally came from Pier 1 Imports. Unfortunately, all Pier 1 stores have closed here in Canada. It’s a real shame because I loved that store. My couches are from Pier 1 along with a few other pieces I own. I’m curious if you all down in the States still have Pier 1 Stores?
Dee owns her own cleaning business and everything she owns and touches sparkles so all this table needed was a quick wipe down.
I started sanding off this original finish with an 80 grit sandpaper using this orbital sander. To get this industrial-looking finish, you don’t want to sand off ALL the original finish, but rather leave a little around the edges and in small patches throughout the top.
To even out the wood, I moved up to a 120 grit and then a 220 grit hand sand.
If you missed last week’s Quick-Tip-Tuesday post on Sanding With NO Dust you can see it here!
Tip – This will look drastic and scary during the process but often the best-looking finishes do…lol. They all go through an ugly duckling stage. Just trust in the creative process. It all comes together after the wash, stain, and topcoat!
It took 3 coats to get the depth and darkness I liked. I have a full tutorial on How To Black Wash Wood here.
To warm up the wash and fill in any bare wood spots with stain, I applied Dixie Belle’s Walnut Stain over the entire top after the 3 coats of black wash had 100% dried. I have a full tutorial on How To Apply Gel Stain here.
You’ll notice that the areas with the original finish will be reflecting the light very differently than the wash and stained areas. This is normal but the topcoat will tie everything together. I chose to use this Satin Clear Coat as I didn’t want too much gloss on this industrial finish. I applied three (3) coats with my spray gun sanding lightly between each coat.
TIP ~ When applying numerous layers of topcoat, the LAST coat does NOT require sanding.
Here’s a close-up of how it all came together. I can’t wait to hear what you think in the comments below!
You are seeing this finish before Dee does (with her permission of course!) so I hope she LOVES it! Her style is modern and chic so I’m sure this will fit into her home perfectly!
I’m always impressed at how a little paint and stain can totally transform a piece of furniture!
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for updating your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS INDUSTRIAL TABLE MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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