Refinishing my farmhouse pine table
I had a lovely pine farmhouse table custom made 7/8 years ago. The top was brown, though I thought it wasn't stained. The maker told me to just apply some boiled linseed oil a couple of times a year. It was looking so gross, around the edges were very dark and gummy which I think was all the oil buildup.
I opened a big can of worms by starting to sand it, never thinking of using any stripper which maybe I should've. Now it's sanded down to raw pine. I want it to be a brown color (cabinets are walnut), but it wasn't ever poly'd and I want to know if i can get away without polying it. Can I stain and then use beeswax? If I just wax it, will it darken? Thank you!