Here it is before.
This is the phone that will be sitting on it downstairs.
(I know, you can see the paint strokes, I didn’t sand very good but I’m not selling it so I can live with it).
I got this piece from a friend that left it in our field and I was originally going to get rid of it but decided to save it after seeing this here, which inspired me to paint this one.
I have never stained anything before and was intimidated by all the stains that are available.
I thought about going with walnut but in the end went with Pecan and I love it.
Tip: Directions say to put the stain on cloth and wipe it on.
I found that squirting it on the table in little blobs and then taking a cloth and wiping it with the grain to be the most effective.
I also initially went with a Q-tip for the groove on the top but it didn’t work very well so I used a small paintbrush and it worked like a charm.
I also put Americana wax on the top and actually put two coats on.
I think it ended up soaking into the wood. I think it could use another round but we will see.
I still think it turned out pretty good for all the waiting I had to do minus all the other things that got into the way!
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