Farmhouse Bedside Table

Submitted by jsle_bel on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 10:45

I've been married for a little over 12 years now and we have NEVER had a bed frame or side tables. I had never built anything on my own (without the hubbies input) and I have to say that it was extremely empowering! I'm so proud of how it turned out! It took me a while to cut the pieces out because I used a handsaw and guide....ugg, we need a saw and once I get one I'm moving on to a bed frame!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I used a lot of odds and ends so it was virtually free!
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Valspar spray in Baby Blue (satin)
Minwax stain in Dark Walnut
Minwax Polyurethane spray clear semi-gloss.

I started by distressing my wood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=werjbXUQf28&feature=player_embedded#at=13), I then painted with Baby Blue (2 light coats), sanded the edges to give it a warn/weathered look, applied stain and wiped down soon after application being sure to soak any crevice before wiping down (this takes a little practice to get the exact look you want). Finally after it dried I sprayed with the Polyurethane spray. I think this is by far my FAVORITE finish!
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project