Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pool Table Re-Do

We have been in our new house for several months now, however, had not moved the pool table over from our old home because we were hoping whoever bought the property would want it.  Not only was it an awful Golden Oak color, but it was in disrepair and  I no longer cared for the shape of the table, especially the legs.  Additionally, moving it would be a pain and expensive.   Here are some pics of the pool table at our old house.

The good news is this past week we closed on the sale of our old home... YEAH! The bad new is the buyers did not want the ugly pool table. Since we were going to have to keep the pool table, I decided a black finish. Initially, I was worried that too much grain would show through, and thought about filling in the grain, but decided to try finishing it without doing that first.  I'm glad I didn't fill because in the end I liked the the subtle grain in the finish.  The pool table needed re-felting and new pockets so I chose a khaki felt and black leather for the pockets, simple and clean.  Below is the pool table in our new home.




  1. Wow! What a transformation! Such a smart girl!

    I had a little peek around your blog and it is beautiful! I know you are going to love is a wonderful adventure!


  2. Wow! You did a great job. I love the pictures of your house on your blog.

  3. Sabrina C... thanks for the nice comment. I really appreciate it!


  4. I think I'll show this post to my hubby. We too have one of those lovely golden oak pool tables - it's been in storage for about 5 years.

    Welcome to the blogworld. Your house looks beautiful!

  5. What a transformation! Beautiful!! Very Classic looking.

    Come and visit for a Designer Giveaway from Pillow Mint!

    Art by Karena

  6. That is FANTASTIC! I love it! My H was dying for a pool table, and I was DYING at the COST! We finally found a good deal and went with new, but I WISH! WISH! I would have seen this prior to our purchase. We had talked about trying to find one on Craig's List and redoing it. You have proven it would have worked!

  7. That is a wonderful transformation! And you home is gorgeous!

  8. what type of black finish? how did you apply it?

  9. Im doing the same, not sure what type of stain to use, gel? What did you use? Please share your process!?!

    1. I used Minwax Gel stain in Ebony (3 coats) and applied Minwax Wipe on Poly in satin (2 coats)... super easy process.