I was looking for a small end table to go next to my newly reupholstered couch. I drove past this yard sale three times before I stopped and offered the guy $10 for this solid wood end table. The legs were too tall for my little loveseat so I took them off and chopped them in half with a chop saw. I stripped the top of the table. I normally use the brand Bix or Jasco but Home Depot only had Kleen Stripper. I must say I was equally impressed with this product. Here is the before shot of the top. Here it is after it was stripped and sanded but before it was stained. (The drawer next to it had not been sanded). The I sanded the whole piece with 100 grit sandpaper to roughen it up and prepare the surface for primer. I wiped it clean. Then I covered the top with newspaper and tape… Then I primered and sprayed the bottom (with my air spray gun) with Antique White by Dutch Boy’s Refresh Line.
Then I stained and poly’ed the top. After it was all done I scuffed up the edges to tie in the wood tones of the top. It still looked way too plain for me. So I sprayed a bright silver pull with oil-rubbed bronze and then buffed it with Spanish Copper Rub N’ Buff. Then of course I had to add fabric inside the drawer (click for tutorial here)
I put the piece in place. LOVES! Now I just need a little lamp to lighten up the space and some accessories to tie it all together. Oh and a pillow one the couch. No worries I am on it! This space is sprucing up nicely. My husband has already laid claim to this space to work from home when he needs to.