I feel very fortunate to have a husband that enjoys woodworking! I'll be honest, I have a long list of projects that I have in mind for him to do for me. One project that he did last summer was this little end table. I was looking for something specific and just couldnt find anything in our price range. So, he went ahead and built me one!
I debated on how to paint or stain it for a while, and finally decided on staining the top and painting the bottom.
So the first thing you want to do before painting or staining is always to wipe down your furniture with a damp cloth. You want a clean surface! Then, I just took some painters tape and taped off the area right underneath the top. I didnt want any stain getting where it shouldnt be.
I used cloth rags to stain the top with. You can absolutely use a paintbrush but using a cloth is just a personal preference for me. I feel it leaves less drips. I did two coats of stain and then two coats of satin poly over the top.
Once the stain was done I moved on to the painting! I chose to use Tattered Angels Decor and DIY paint in Mankato. I love this color! Its a greenish blue. Kind of a turqouise but not a super bright hue. It matches perfectly with my living room curtains.
One coat of paint covered it well enough that I didn't worry about a second coat. All I had to do was go back and touch up a few spots after it was dry. Then, for the inside I decided to do a fun color. I used some more paint from Tattered Angels, this time in Chamois. Its a light yellow and pairs beautifully with Mankato.
Again, one coat of this yellow was enough. I didn't even bother to touch up the inside, since it would be filled with Hayden's toys and not seen much anyhow.
After the end table was completely dried, I brought it inside to my living room. I love the finished product!
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