|Project by ay1978pa||posted 02-15-2014 05:15 PM||810 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I built this table over the past couple of months out of pallet wood. It measures 42’ wide, 34.5’ tall and 14’ deep.
I primed it and pained it with Behr outdoor latex paint that I got for 50c out of Home Depot return bin – two layers of primer, then two layers of paint. I mixed some plaster of Paris in the second layer for chalk paint effect. After it dried, I distressed the paintwork with 100 grit sandpaper, slapped some espresso Minwax stain on, let it sit for a bit and wiped it off. This gave the whole paintwork a brownish hue and also stained the exposed wood around the corners. I then applied a couple of layers of butcher block wax conditioner.
The table top was made with a circular saw so it’s not perfect but I kinda knew from the beginning I was going for a rustic look. I sanded it down and stained it with the above mentioned Minwax stain in espresso, then sealed it with wax.