Here's a look at my latest completed project. I stress completed, because there are always projects going on around here! I was wanting an update in my breakfast room, but wanting to do it on a budget. Previously we had an oak table with pressed back chairs. I found this table on Craigslist for $20.00 close to my son's house, and it so happened that my husband was headed that way for a weekend visit, perfect opportunity to haul this table back home. I contacted the owner, they went, they bought, and here it is. Very heavy and solid, and similar style to one that Pottery Barn has. The chairs were also a Craigslist find. When I purchased the chairs I planned to use them in the dining room, but decided if I could get the table like I wanted I would use them in the breakfast room.
Sorry I don't have a before picture. The table was natural , but in need of much TLC. I originally was going to paint the whole thing white, but decided to see if I could get the top to look closer to the chair color. Kind of a white washed gray look. I found some white stain, thinking that would do the trick, but you couldn't even tell that I had stained the table.
Here's a look at the completed top, sort of a happy accident. I decided since the white wasn't working, I would try a darker stain over that. When I did, I got a great looking gray, almost perfect with the chairs!
It is hard to tell from this picture, but it has just the right mix of gray and natural showing through. Liking this so much better than the golden oak! What do you think?