I love finding little pieces to work on since painting dressers no longer works for me. I have two carseats in my backseat and can't flip down one side to accommodate bigger stuff.
When I first saw these tables I knew I finally had a project to use a little sample of black paint that I bought a loooong time ago. This is the look I had in mind.
The tops got a good sanding
and then a beating for some
extra rustic factor and then
stained Minwax's Chestnut
in a gel stain. I know a lot of
other bloggers seem to love
the gel stains but I was not
impressed. The black satin
paint finish looked fantastic but I was still determined to try the distressing.
I just started sanding where I thought it would look natural and tried not to get too carried away. I also applied a little bit of stain over the sanded parts for more of an aged look.
The final look is something I'm really happy with. I might even consider keeping them
for my own living room. We'll see!