I redid this butcher block island for a client and am giddy with the results!
The before …
And after! (A little styling never hurts either, right!?)
For the top I wanted a hand rubbed finish opposed to a manufactured finish so I decided to give Tung Oil a go. Have you used it? This was my first time and most definitely won’t be my last. I LOVE how it turned out, and after five coats it’s got to stand up to wear and tear!
Prep – Clean and sand
Prime – Zinsser Oil Base
Paint – Benjamin Moore Aura (White Dove),
then Poly with Varathane brand in Satin
Top – Sanded and then stained with 2 coats of Minwax (Dark Walnut)
and finished off with 5 coats of Tung Oil
I don’t know if it’s just the warm up in the temps or what but I have got the itch. (Not that itch … ha ha ) The furniture redo itch! I have bought a few things to refinish this week and will be posting on Facebook anything that’s up for grabs so be sure to follow along!
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