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  1. Love the limed oak table. I have an old pine armoire that I have stripped and am wondering if liming would work on pine which, of course, has very minimal grain – do you have any idea or experience with that?

    I enjoy your blog very much! I am 84 and still love working with old furniture, but have never tried liming. Also, as a teenager, I baby-sat for a family with 10 children and I have to say – any woman with 10 children already has one foot in Heaven! How do you do it?!?!?

    1. Wow Elgie! You are amazing! I don’t think I would have the endurance to strip an armoire. Yes, I did do a little pine table that I had up in our barn. The effect on a stripped piece will be more of an overall lightening, especially on pine with less grain. More of a whitewashed look. It would still look very nice I think. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words and encouragement!

  2. Beautiful project, Jenn! I love the limed look as it gives it a shabby chic, rustic feel to the end tables. So very cute!

    I am also loving the wildflowers in the jug on the table; it’s so pretty! I love decorating with flowers of all kinds also, and love the natural look to picking random wildflowers.

    I think we have the same couches… Ikea Ektorp?? 🙂

    -Cherelle

    1. Yes, my little girls are always picking wildflower bouquets! Yes, the Ikea Ektorp, ours is the sectional. It has held up surprisingly well, but the cover needs to be washed right now!!

  3. Oh goodness, I love this Jenn! I also have several pieces that ive been wanting to update but not sure I want to paint. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  4. I use liming wax all the time and I love the finish it gives. AND that stripper…..I used that too, what a big mistake 🙁 Your side table looks gorgeous, what a find!

    1. Ha! I guess any furniture adventurers will encounter a fail or two! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  5. I love how it turned out! I feel ya on stripping furniture. I stripped a wooden stool last summer with chemical stripper and a palm sander and what a mess! It had a wood finish covered by red paint. OH MY, what I thought was going to be about an hour-long project from start to finish turned into multiple hours that I spread across a few days. haha. LOTS of nooks and crannies and that goopy stuff you were talking about. I ended up painting it a charcoal grey and it looks really nice. But I stare at that thing sometimes and think, was it really worth it? But I really love the look of your lime wash finish. I’ll have to keep that in my back pocket for future furniture projects. 🙂

    1. Yes! I wonder that many times…was this worth the time and effort? I did successfully strip our dining room table top with the Citristrip. It took SO MUCH time! Ours had gotten tacky feeling over time and something really had to be done. Next time I think I will skip the chemicals and just use a belt sander!

  6. Absolutely love how your limed table turned out. Amazing how a little paste can change up the look of the table and refresh it.

  7. I’m just now enjoying that citrus stripper on my front porch paint…on round three of application! Loved reading!

  8. Great tutorial Jenn! Isn’t Briwax the best? Definitely one of my favorite brands! And lots of clapping hands for you getting this project finished with 10 kids!!

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