I have had this coffee table half painted for some time now and just hanging out in my work shop. I had a hard time on what color to paint the base. I ended up using knoxville gray HC-160 by Benjamin Moore on the base and I completely refinished the top with Minwax Dark Walnut.
That was the most work that I put into this coffee table. Sanding takes the most time because you start with a 60 grit and work your way to 220 then hand sand.
But you end up with a nice smooth top to stain. I also used rub on poly because its easy and no cleaning the brush.
I was unable to take photos in my house because I was rushing to get it into my shop space and that week was mostly cloudy or raining so they would of been to dark.
So I just took the photos after finding a place for it in my space at Crompton Colelctive
and the before photos
The top was very damaged.
My most recent tutorial is on how to achieve the chippy painted look so if you haven't seen it you can here.
I also need to mention that my blog will be lacking in post until after the vintage bazaar, I have 19 days left to get ready and tons to do so I really need to focus on this. I promise to share when I can and host my link party when I can. Thanks for understanding.
I will be working on more tutorials along the way.
I will be sharing my coffee table redo at these awesome link parties listed here.