Remember that Pinterest-inspired coffee table I shared with you guys in the last post?
Since I had been planning to build a balustrade coffee table for The Tarragona House, my cousins had called dibs on our old one (above). So, I got to work trying to refinish the table to look more like the inspiration photo below.
Unfortunately, I don’t have access to a whole lot of reclaimed wood, so I had to make do with some finishing tricks to give it that rustic, lived-in look.
After many failed attempts at taking the old tabletop down the barebones (twice!) and not being able to get the stain just the way I wanted it, I gave up and built a whole new tabletop using 1x’s for a more streamlined feel.
While browsing through tons (I mean, tons) of wood stain combinations, I came across this Restoration Hardware finish on Remodelaholic. It’s fairly easy to achieve with just 3 layers of stain: Minwax Weathered Oak, White Wash Pickling Stain, and Jacobean.
And, it turned out beautifully!
Photos don’t do it justice – but, of course, Stella never turns down a photo op!
We didn’t quite have room to put the coffee table back in place at this point, since there was a whole new coffee table in its place. So, I temporarily “staged” just to see what it would look like. 🙂 It is now out of the house, and into my cousins’ new swank apartment.
Teaser! Here’s a peek at the RH-inspired balustrade coffee table that’s now in its place.
More to come – til next time!