I picked up this console table that was in perfect condition (literally!) and solid oak. I know just what I wanted to do!
I used stripper to remove the heavy layers of varnish and spotted finish (an 80’s finish I’m pretty sure), then sanded it down and stained it dark walnut. First time, I didn’t sand it down evenly and the stain took darker in some places and lighter in others. So I had to re-sand it (only took me 15 minutes to re-sand it) and re-stained it with ebony, wiped quickly away. Ebony is supposedly a black stain, but I love how it looks more like a dark walnut and still shows the grain of the wood.
Then I painted the legs Annie Sloan Old White and distressed on the edges.
Pretty cute, if I do say so myself, and easily combines with most any decor out there!
Jamie K. says
Very Nice!! Love it!
Thanks for the “ebony” tip…I so agree…to get the wood look is so rich…great job! I love your stuff!