A quick update on the farmhouse coffee table that I’m doing for my friend’s family room makeover. I originally stained the top in a combo of Varathane Dark Walnut and Weathered Wood. However, Christin wanted it darker for more contrast with her new white slipcover sofa and her large, painted white brick fireplace. Back to the drawing board!
I sanded it back and added General Finishes Java Gel stain. This is such a deep, rich stain and really did the trick! After applying the stain with a staining pad, I took a shop towel and wiped it back. This allowed the original grain to peek through. I then sealed it with two coats of General Finishes Gel Topcoat. It looks awesome!
If you want to compare this version to the original Beach Chic top, click here: Country to Beach Chic Coffee Table Makeover.
Take Two…the coffee table top in a rich, dark brown!
Tilly likes it 🙂
Love the table…but REALLY love that cute “hello” face on your furbaby! 🙂
Thanks, Stephanee! We just love her!
Your work is beautiful and I love how you’ve included the dog in the photos …. just amazing!
Thanks so much!
I love the previous look – the more beachy vibe, but this is lovely too. I hope you show us the table in the owner’s home when all your pieces for your friend are finished. I get great ideas from your blog. Thanks!
I love the darker top on the table. I think I may use this color for the top on my kitchen island. Mostly I love that sweet face on Tilly!!