1980's Oak Table Refresh

Believe it or not, I'm still working through some of my yard sale finds from last year.  If you're a follower, you won't forget My Latest Finds, A Few More Found Treasures, and who could forget The Estate Sale I went to 4 times??? 
Yes, we all know I need help!
That being said, this little oak table was found at a different sale (that didn't get a post).  It was a bargain so I took it home. Over the Winter, I sanded the top and revealed the beautiful oak. 
Since I forgot to take a 'before' pic - which I so often do, here's a shot from the side where you can see the dark stain in all it's glory:
In order to give it an update, the top received one coat of Red Mahogany stain and the rest of it was painted with 2 coats of black chalk paint - both of which were in my stash of goodies.  
After 3 coats of polycrylic, I declared this little table done!
Since I'm running out of room in my house, it now has a new home on a friend's porch.  

How's yard sale season going in your neck of the woods?  Or are you still working on projects from last year?  Or 3 years ago?......Yes, I may have one or two of those.

Disclaimer:  Polycrylic advices against using their product over red mahogany stain because is turns the red to brown.  Since I only used one thin coat of stain on this tabletop I was willing to take the chance and was pleased with the result.  Keep this in mind whenever you use these two products together.

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  1. No yard sales here yet, but we did pull two benches out of the trash this morning. Can't wait to rehab them! Love the table. Enjoy the week!

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    1. Two benches? Good for you - I can't wait to see them!

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  2. It’s nice that you didn’t paint it. The wood is pretty on it’s own.

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  3. When i had a shop---I could never keep little tables in stock...they sold as fast as I fixed them. Love this one---and what a great finish! from TTA, Sandi

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    1. You are right, everyone loves little tables. Thank you so much for stopping by, Sandi!

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  4. You did a lovely job. No yard sales here in Maine yet; I finally ventured out to our local Goodwill yesterday and filled a cart. Got most of it into the washer or dishwasher before my boyfriend got home! Some to resell, some to craft with, some for me!

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    1. Filled a cart? Good for you! Now I want to know what you bought that ended up in the washer and dishwasher. Sounds like fun - thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love this table! Nothing is open here and I have run out of projects. : 0

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Out of projects? Oh no! It may be time to start checking curbs....

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  6. Ann,
    This looks so elegant and stunning!! Love the use of black! So pretty!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving a comment!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I've always loved the combination of wood and black.

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  7. Looks fantastic! I'm sure you're enjoying the table.

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    1. Thank you, Chas. This was an easy update!

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I appreciate the pin!

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  9. The wood is beautiful. Nice that you did not paint it. I haven't done any thrifting or yard sales this year. But I am anxious to get out there. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. Your post will be socialized when buttons are provided. Be well.

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    1. Thank you, Clearissa. I always try to preserve wood when I can.

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  10. What a gorgeous refinish!

    Thank you for linking up to Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I was really pleased with this one!

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