If you follow me on Facebook, you may have gotten a sneak peek at some of the furniture adventures I was up to last week! Bought some, sold some, and did a lot of hauling in between. Hopefully the ones I kept will be showing up here on the blog one of these days soon.
In the meantime, I have finished up another farmhouse table for my friend Kim.
This one is similar to Stacy’s table, although not as wide—but I did cut off the rounded edges of the stock lumber (with my table saw) for a smoother top.
Kim wanted a dark grayish-black color for her table, and I think we ended up with a pretty good charcoal. This was achieved by first staining it all with Rustoleum Black, then a layer of Weathered Gray (well rubbed in), followed by another very light coat of black with an almost dry rag.
I made a DIY chalk paint with the leftover paint from my daughter’s bedroom makeover. After distressing, I wiped Rustoleum weathered gray stain over all. It helped color the exposed raw wood, and dulled the color of the aqua a little bit.
I really like how using some of the same stain over the painted benches makes everything “go” together!
It was fun to step away from the brown stains for a little bit!
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