as uplifting as a Sarah McLachlan song…
A couple of weeks ago I found this pair of end tables at Salvation Army. They had everything I look for in used furniture…great lines, nice quality and sturdiness. The price sure was right… $14.99 apiece. Booyah. And they didn’t even charge me extra for that layer of dust! Who can argue with that?
And you know how I feel about end tables…they are like shoes, you can never have TOO many! 🙂
Sure they were pretty dinged up, but I planned to paint them anyway! I didn’t worry about getting every scratch and ding out…I just lightly sanded the top with a sanding sponge.
I’m still working on my gallon of Light French Gray so I gave them a couple of coats of that. I also used my secret hole-filling weapon to fill the hardware holes because I wanted knobs, not pulls on these.
Here is how it looked in Light French Grey. About as uplifting as a Sarah McLachlan song. One-way ticket to snoozeville, please.
They needed oomph and depth.
So I brushed on MinWax stain (very sparingly) in Jacobean. Then I gently wiped it in the same direction as the brush strokes with a lint-free cloth.
Just for comparison sake here is one plain and one with stain…now that’s what I’m talkin bout!
Here are the knobs I chose. Purchased during half off week at Hobby Lobby on my trip to Alabama. I think they’re delicious.
I love the depth that the stain gives.