Should I paint/stain this pedestal? Tips?

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Hi all,

I originally had this table on a cool tilting metal restaurant style pedestal, but too many squeaking and wobbling issues. So now I have moved to this wood pedestal I bought years ago. What do you guys think? I don't think the color goes well with the top. My main thought is to spray paint it black. Other options would be to stain it a dark brown, or use an ebony stain. I am leaning towards the black spray paint because I think it would look good and would be much easier than staining. Thoughts?
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I recently painted pedestal legs black. They turned out really well.
I sanded the finish down with #000 steel wool, then vacuumed and wiped off all the remaining powder and steel wool fragments, then sprayed with black gloss oil based spray paint.
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I'd like to know what brand of spray paint you used, any tips you have, and what kind of flooring that is. Thanks!
 

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This is the spray paint I used. The flooring is vinyl plank flooring. It is awesome for constantly sliding furniture around if you are like me and have to in order to have poker games.
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You can use a stain and poly 2-1 product, https://www.lowes.ca/product/interior-stains/stain-and-varnish-classic-black-228648

That's if you don't want to strip the existing finish. It's not a great product to work with, very thick and hard to apply but it gets the job done for a small project.

The best way would be to strip it with furniture stripper, sand, stain, poly. It depends how much work you want to put into it.
 

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Don't see any issues with it as is. Nobody but you is looking at the legs lol
 
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