Stained Tabletops

I love the look of a stained top on a piece of furniture and the bottom painted. Miss Mustard has perfected this look! I tried this with a small table that I bought since I didn't know much about staining. The first table turned out perfectly and sold. So I found a larger table and gave it another try. I LOVE how it turned out! The stain had not completely dried before I took this pic.


This is what it looked like before. It had been painted a reddish brown. In this pic I had already sanded down the top. I used Rust-Oleum Kona stain. It is a really dark and rich color.




I put this in my booth today along with the blue tables. I hope they sell fast. My house and garage are filling up!

12 comments:

  1. Angie, I love the rich wood stain with the white. I really want to try this but haven't found the right piece yet. I would really enjoy seeing more photos of your booth sometime! Have a lovely weekend. ~ Jamie

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    1. Jamie, thank you as always for leaving such sweet comments. I took a picture of my booth with my phone but it is terrible! Next time I'm going to remember my camera. It's nothing fancy but I love it!

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  2. Angie, I love this! I also love the look of a stained top. I stained a few things this past week and oh, what a job. I think there must be a trick to staining and I don't know what it is! :-)

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    1. Thank you Andrea! It is a job. I'm getting better at it though. But I'm afraid to share my method because I'm sure it is all wrong!

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  3. Ooh ahh! I am willing to bet this is going to sell fast if it hasn't already :)

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    1. Thank you Mandy! You are so sweet. I hope it sells fast. I'm going to check on it tomorrow. ;)

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  4. Hi Angie --- Thanks for stopping by Nouveau Stitch today and leaving the helpful comment! I had seen Eddie's post and loved everything he put together too. I'm still undecided but narrowing it down. Your blog is lovely. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Ellen

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    1. How sweet you are Ellen! Thank you for stopping by. I just ordered a sample of your master bedroom fabric. I can't wait to see it! I'm thinking of using it in my dining room.

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  5. wow this is beautiful! I have an antique dresser I scored off of craigslist for $40 and this duo of color and stain would be perfect! i have tried several 'off-white' colors with other pieces, but never fell in love with any of the shades. THIS, I LOVE! What color white did you use for the base of it? the stain is fantastic! FYI I found you on pinterest, new follower here ;)

    Shantel

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    1. Thank you Shantel! Because of the spindles I used Rust Oleum spray paint in Heirloom White. I used the spray because it is so hard to paint spindles by hand! I thought I would try it out and it worked perfectly! Have you tried Old White in Annie Sloan chalk paint? It is very similar in color. I use it a lot. Hope this helps!

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  6. I haven't tried the chalk paint method yet, but have been getting myself familiar with tutorials. My home is 3 miles from the beach in the Florida Panhandle and the time frame for painting large pieces is very small with the VERY VERY wet and humid air we have year round. The chalk paint method seems like it might hold up to the conditions here better than paint. Plus it seems way more durable with little kids! I have a small antique side table I got for free that needs some love so I may try the Old White chalk paint and see how it goes! Thank you so much for all your help!! Need to go get some Heirloom white to play with for now!

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    1. If humidity is your problem then you definitely want to use chalk paint. It dries so fast! If I'm outside working with it I have to add water to the paint to keep it workable and from drying too fast. I've started painting everything with chalk paint inside because of this.

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