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.
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…