It looked like an easy flip…
Beware of the "easy" ones…
There's a little consignment shop about 45 minutes from us that we go to occasionally to look for furniture to flip. The prices are reasonable, usually, so it's worth the trip. Of course visiting their other little shops and burger joint doesn't hurt the experience either.
We found an Ethan Allen coffee table that looked like an easy flip, so we grabbed it and brought it home. (It's the "EASY" ones you need to watch out for.)
DH found one similar online at Etsy – ZBrothers Furniture, so I'm guessing the added white was either special order or just another version available:
From Fail to Finish in 12 Easy but Tedious Steps
STEP #1 – Sand in Prep
STEP #2 – Deglosser Fail
STEP #3 – Paint with OFMP
STEP #4 – Dry Brush for a Weathered Look
STEP #5 – Change of Plan
STEP #6 – Sand that Sucker
STEP #7 – Mission Accomplished… A Gorgeous Weathered Look
STEP #8 – Protect with Acriglaze Safecoat.
To protect the OFMP, I applied two coats of matte (affiliate) Acriglaze Safecoat. This is super easy to use; just brush it on.
STEP #9 – Dealing with an Armor Plated Finish
STEP #10 – Stain the Top
STEP #11 – Lightly Sand
STEP #12 – Apply 3-5 Coats of Finish
STEP #12 – Name her "Katherine"
Don't give up.