See? Not pretty. I finally got up the gumption to tackle the sucker. I even sanded it myself (which is pretty much a miracle)! I don't want to go into all the nitty, gritty details of how I did the refinishing since I've talked about it a few times before with the dresser and nightstands. It was just a basic process of sand, prime, paint, and poly. Here's some photos of the process (in order): primed, one paint coat, second paint coat.
I let poly coat dry outside for a few days. I could've brought it back in the house sooner than that I'm sure but I wanted to keep everything off the table and the easiest way to do that was keep it in the garage. Plus, we've been having fun sitting on the floor and eating dinner in front of the TV. I don't know why that's fun but it is. I'll also mention that I only did one coat of poly. I didn't want the table to be super shiny but if I notice that it's getting scratched up then I'll probably add another coat.
I'm loving the "new" coffee table in the living room. It looks so much nicer and cleaner just because the top isn't all scuffed up. Plus, I can use my DIY coasters to protect the table from yuckiness again. :)
Anyone else been refinishing furniture? Or eating dinner on the floor? :) Let me know in the comments below (hey! That rhymes!).