Mini farmhouse bedside table

Submitted by FlygirlTRE on Sat, 06/08/2013 - 17:13

My very first furniture piece from scratch! It isn't exactly square or level, but my 19-yo loves it and he says I am the best "cooker, sewer, and can do anything!" I think that's reward enough.

I made this with 2.5" screws, but after completing this I immediately went out to buy a kreg jig. I made it out of pine because I knew I would be painting it.

I look forward to many more projects in the future. My husband said to me the other day "can I ask you a question?" And I said "yes, I will build our kitchen cabinets one day." All he could do is laugh.

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Day Project (6-9 Hours)
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Finish Used
Distressed painted finish. I primed it, which I would not do again because a sample I made without priming gave a more translucent look to the paint that I like better. I gave it two coats of gray paint. I used a sample that you get in a plastic cup with a lid at Lowes and that was enough to paint this easily. I used a color called linen coach I believe and it was on clearance; $2!

I distressed it with a flat-head screw driver and my orbital sander as well as a couple hits with a hammer. Rubbed dark walnut rustoleum stain and wiped off a couple minutes later. Finished it off with two coats of rustoleum poly in as matte finish, which I absolutely love.
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