Farmhouse Table and Benches

Submitted by Keri Lee on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 09:35

It isn't perfect, but it's beautiful and made with love!

Estimated Cost
$100
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
I used MinWax stain in Dark Walnut and three coats of MinWax Fast-Drying Polyurethane in Satin finish to seal the stain. For the paint, I just used some white, satin Olympic no VOC paint right off the shelves at Lowe's. It was left over from painting my house. To date, I have not sealed the paint and I may not bother since it's holding up just fine. As far as my "technique" is concerned, I just followed Ana's tips about sanding between coats. I applied the stain and poly with a small white sponge roller. I used a paint brush for the legs since I feel like I get better results, even though it takes more time.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Guest (not verified)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 13:53

this looks awesome. What wood and stain did you use. I think we may try to do this.

Guest (not verified)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 20:59

Same question! That is a beautiful finish; I'd love details on how you achieved it!

Guest (not verified)

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 04:31

This is EXACTLY what I was hoping to do with the table we just built. Would you be willing to share your finishing process here? Beautiful job.

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Tue, 10/18/2011 - 14:18

Im dying to know what the name of the color of stain you used for your table. It's beautiful! The color of the white part would be nice too:)

Keri Lee

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 14:03

Thank you so much for all your compliments! I apologize for not responding to your questions sooner, I never realized I had comments on this post! I used MinWax stain in Dark Walnut and three coats of MinWax Fast-Drying Polyurethane in Satin finish to seal the stain. For the paint, I just used some white, satin Olympic no VOC paint right off the shelves at Lowe's. It was left over from painting my house. To date, I have not sealed the paint and I may not bother since it's holding up just fine. As far as my "technique" is concerned, I just followed Ana's tips about sanding between coats. I applied the stain and poly with a small white sponge roller. I used a paint brush for the legs since I feel like I get better results, even though it takes a little more time.

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