Reclaimed Stenciled Rustic X Console

I've been dying to build this Rustic X Console since Ana posted the plans. I raided my dad's stash of lumber in his barn (does that make it "barn wood"?) and built it out of 2x4's and 2x6's. I subbed the 1x12 for two 2x6's and love the planked look on the shelves. I also ripped the 2x2's from 2x4's on my table saw. After sanding and staining, I decided it needed a little something extra. So I stenciled it! I used a grey sample Valspar from Lowes and used a small roller over the stencil. It was so easy! Afterwards I coated the piece in furniture wax, though I plan to coat the top with polyurethane. Latex paint over oil-based stain doesn't stick very well, so an oil topcoat will help seal it on. I love this table and can't wait to fill it up with goodies!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
free, from scraps
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
stud grade pine
Finish Used
one coat Minwax golden oak, grey latex paint for stencil, topcoat of wax on base and polyurethane on top
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

dananryan

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 18:52

What a great idea! I would have never thought to stencil a rustic piece of furniture. I totally have to steal that idea if you don't mind...

dananryan

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 18:52

What a great idea! I would have never thought to stencil a rustic piece of furniture. I totally have to steal that idea if you don't mind...

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