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Coffee Table Makeover - Change the Color of ANY Wood with Voodoo Gel Stain

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Coffee table makeovers are an easy way to give your living room an instant refresh without breaking the bank.

I thrifted this table with an outdated yellow finish & thought it would be beautiful if the wood had a different color tone.

If you've ever wanted to change the color of your wood, this is for you!

With a little elbow-grease, you can transform ugly wood into any colored finish with just a few easy steps.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I used Voodoo Gel Stain, Chalk Mineral Paint & Stencils to get this fresh farmhouse look.

It's easy for a beginner, plus you can watch my Video Tutorial below.

First, how do you get rid of an outdated orange-yellow stain on wood furniture?

You’ll have to sand off the old finish and start fresh.

I sanded it with my Surfprep Sander using 80 grit sandpaper, then 100, 120 & finished with 150 grit paper.

Now my wood is ready for staining.

Supplies for Staining Wood:

  • Dixie Belle Applicator Pad

  • Voodoo Gel Stain in Au Naturel

  • Water Mister Bottle

  • Plastic Bowl for pouring stain into

How to Apply Voodoo Gel Stain:

1. Mist wood with water. This will help the grains absorb the stain.

2. Dip applicator pad into stain.

3. Apply stain in the direction of the wood grain.

4. Reapply if you want more coverage.

5. If you apply too much, mist with water and wipe it back.

6. Allow 8-10 hours to fully dry before doing any extra steps.

This is the finished product after applying Voodoo Gel Stain. I sealed the top with Dixie Belle’s Gator Hide for a durable water-resistant finish that you'd want for a coffee table.

Next, I painted the inserts with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Dried Sage & Spanish Moss. I used Best Dang Wax in Grunge Gray to add depth and shadow along the edges.

Once the stain dried, I used the Locally Grown Stencil with some Chalk Mineral Paint in the color Buttercream.

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