Ikea Rast Hack: DIY Farmhouse End Table Makeover (Part 2)

If you missed the first part, check it out here.

I’m back with the finished end tables!  I finished these babies last week and they are working out great.  WELL worth the mere $35 a piece they cost. Especially since I sold our old, impractical, ugly set that I didn’t even like for $200…I actually made a profit of about $100 when you factor in the extra materials I needed.  I’ll take it!

I painted the body just a simple black in semi gloss with a couple coats of polyurethane for protection.

I outline all of my best tips when painting cabinets or drawers and answered whether to use a roller or brush in this post!  You can also find a great post for how to paint built in bookshelves here.  I use the same process for these end tables!

The top was a mixture of stains that I had on hand: a little bit of Dark Walnut with some Provincial.   I tested out the mixture on a scrap piece until I found the right ratio. Then of course, I put a couple layers of polyurethane on again.

I trimmed the pieces for the top with our miter saw.  TIP: for tips on how to use a miter saw for beginners, check out this post!

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the two toned look of natural wood with a black.  Verdict: I’m diggin it.

You can see these end tables in action in this post.

The knobs were 1/2 off from Hobby Lobby, so they came out to a little less that $2 a piece!

And now for a reminder about how they started out…


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