July 25, 2011 in Pups
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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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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!