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I can’t say no to this face…

July 25, 2011 in Pups

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$10 Table – Part 3

July 6, 2011 in Basement, Building and Repurposing, Kitchen

If you’re seeing this for the first time – check out Part 1 and Part 2

Brace yourself.  It’s dark.  REALLY. DARK.

I added a bit of ebony to the dark walnut… and let me tell you… a little goes a LONNNG way.  Careful what you wish for Dana! You wanted dark and you. got. it. Here’s a look at the table with the stain still “soaking”:

and here ya go. DARK DARK DARK Table. Wuh oh!

I think I’ll just simmer on that for a bit and see what I think after living with it for a bit.

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$10 Table – Part 2

July 4, 2011 in Basement, Building and Repurposing, Kitchen

I drug this table home over a month ago.  See BEFORE PICS here. 

I finally remembered to grab more sand paper and now I can get back on the horse! Here’s a peek at how he’s coming along:


SANDING IS DONE!  FIIIINALLY. When I emailed my Mom these pictures, she wrote back, “You better not paint that top!”  She loved the grain as much as I do.

I want a really, really dark top on this table. I think it will be an awesome contrast with the white base and give it a bit more modern look. I decided to try a couple coats of Dark Walnut first and see where it went from there…

That’s the first coat “cooking”… and


…and after wiping the excess off…

Call me crazy, but I think I’ll try mixing a little ebony with the dark walnut and make it even DARKER!

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