This was a weekend project with my husband, dad, and mom. My dad builds custom homes so we were able to knock all 4 projects out in approximately 10 hours with his expertise. We adjusted the measurements for each of the tables according to our space and couch height. Every piece of the Rustic X collection is gorgeous and I couldn't be happier as to how they turned out.
Before adding the table tops to the structure we applied one coat of stain. Then added 2 coats of Minwax water-based satin Polycrylic. Sanded very lightly and added one more coat of Minwax.
Paint: main color (Valspar: Shore) distressed color (Valspar: Mountain Smoke)
Applied Shore to the entire body prior to putting on the table tops.
Then added distress using Mountain Smoke. We dipped the paintbrush very lightly into the paint and then brushed out most of it onto cardboard until there was hardly any paint left on the brush, then applied it very lightly all over the body. This really brought out the imperfections in the wood, which is exactly what we wanted.
Note: We used a hammer to create extra dents and imperfections to the wood.