When she picked up these worn folding trays, they probably weren’t expecting THIS!

I inherited some very heavy, great quality Oak TV Tables. I’m not a huge fan of these, but I thought I knew how I could spruce them up.

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

I had been wanting to do some vintage sports designs. And I thought these might be great for sports enthusiasts or for a man cave.

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

I got started with my first table. Can you tell what it is? I transfer the image using carbon paper, but I guess my carbon paper was getting rather old, so the image didn’t come out great. Meaning… more freehand work than I wanted. UGH.
Because of the carbon paper problem, I decided to go ahead and stain the outline of the whole thing first — usually, I just do a portion at a time. I use Minwax Ebony stain for most all of my furniture/ art pieces.

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

Time to start the shading. I like to put the dark parts on first and let it dry. If you try to layer your stain without it drying first, you will end up with a mess and just taking the stain back off.

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

have some old tv tables lying around transformation part 1 , painted furniture

Whenever I finish with a piece, it always amazes me that all the detail and depth is just done with stain! I love MINWAX EBONY! haha
If you like this, be sure to keep watch for it’s partners! What do you think the next table will be??
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