I wasn't sure how a two tone look was going to work with this coffee table, but I have to say that I am very happy with it. It changes the feel of our living room and it gives it a more modern look. What do you think?
What did I do and use to change it?
I started out by sanding the bejeebers out of it. I didn't time myself, but it was quite a bit of time.
I started out with staining the legs, using this stain. I have to say that it was very easy to apply and it worked quite well. I used an old t-shirt to apply the stain, and tried to go in even strokes.
I do have to mention, that I originally started out with oil stain and it did not 'stain' and stick to the wood. It is probably because of the old wood, but not really sure. Not that oil stain isn't good, but it just didn't work for my table. A little fyi, in case you didn't know, you cannot apply oil stain over water based stain, but water based over oil, yep. What I learned over the weekend.
Then I painted the top white and gave it some Varathane protective love. And voila.
What do you think? Should I have painted the whole thing white or stained the whole thing? Or does this work? Have a great day ahead!