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 this poly 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 (Dark walnut can be found here and Provincial can be found here). I tested out the mixture on a scrap piece until I found the right ratio. Then of course, I put a couple layers of this poly 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…
Wow, what a wonderful transformation.
These look great! I really love the wood on top against the black!
Love it Suz!! You are so talented!!
Suzie, just wanted to say I love your blog so much that I nominated you for the Liebster blog award! I hope you will accept, because you are a blogging rockstar! I’ve loved you since your 31 days of photoshop series. 🙂 Details of the award are on my blog: http://morelikehome.blogspot.com/2012/03/liebster-blog-award-say-what.html
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