I recently shared our spring front porch where I had freshened up our front door with stain. I received several inquiries about how I did it so I thought that I would share the steps I take to refinish it. Now I do not have another door to refinish but I do have the custom wood top to our kitchen island.
|Mr. Front Porch and I made over our kitchen island three years ago. You can read all about that here.|
|After three years of wear and tear this is what the top looked like. This top sees a TON of traffic from my paint projects to sitting hot pans on it. I figured it was way past due for some fresh stain!;)|
|I took the island top outside and used medium grit sand paper to hand sand the top down. I hand sand because I do not like the little squiggle lines my orbital sander always leaves behind.|
|Next I use a clean white rag to apply the stain. My preferred choice is Dark Walnut by Minwax. It is a beautiful color.|