The sofa table is done!!!!! If you want the story from the start you can link back to this post.
I found the columns online at tablelegs.com
Here it is before staining.
I used a combination of different paints and stains.
I've listed the steps in case you want to try your hand at it!First I wiped the whole thing down with some watered down white paint
Next using an electric sander I sanded it back down to almost the bare wood (this is the only sanding I did- a lot of people recommend sanding between each coat but I am too lazy!)
Then I stained it with "English Oak" (minwax)
Next I hit it with more watered down white paint (honestly you could stop here - it looks pretty good!)
Then I added a little bit of grey stain (it's the minwax that you can have tinted different colors at home depot). Go easy on the grey a little bit goes a very long way!
Next I added some dark brown/black glaze all over
And Finally I hit it again with some watered down white paint.
The Final Product-
If you have never stained something and all the steps look overwhelming - let me reassure you it is actually very easy. If you can wipe a rag across something, you can stain (just think - every day you clean your countertops you are mastering the technique!). It is honestly easier than painting a piece of furniture - I promise!
******UPDATE - CLICK HERE to see another great sofa table I put together using parts from Tablelegs.com -
Thanks Knock Off Decor for the Feature!!
You don't know how happy I am for finding this post of yours. I've been convincing hubby (he's very handy) we need a console to put in front of a large window in the living room; but he moans that it will rob us of some natural lighting and I agree, but I really wanted something to that space...ReplyDelete
Your sofa table gave me a wonderful idea.
Thank you for sharing.
I LOVE this table! It looks very 'Restoration Hardware.' The finish is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Your sofa table is unbelievable...HeatherReplyDelete
Great knockoff, one of the best I have ever seen! Great choice on the finish, High 5!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness! I am in LOVE!! that is exactly what i have been wanting for behind our sofa but choked on RH's price. I KNEW there was a way to DIY it- but just didnt know where to look. Great job on the staining as well.ReplyDelete
This is such an amazing project, wow, I'm so impressed with the final table, bravo!!ReplyDelete
Great job! Trying to convince myself I could make the very large Sofa Table version... I think you just convinced me!ReplyDelete
What type of paint did you use for the black/dark brown gloss? I'm a novice - is that paint, or spray, or watered down paint? Wood paint? We are making this right now!... Also was it English Chestnut or Red Oak?ReplyDelete
The black/dark brown I used is called glaze. Here is a link to the exact product I usedReplyDelete
I think you would be fine with any kind of dark glaze that home depot or Lowes carries though. Glaze is different than stain, maybe like a stain and paint mixed. Anyway I wouldn't substitute stain in it's place (maybe watered down paint would be ok) but you should be able to find glaze at some store near you. The stain I used is called "English Oak" - I bought it a long time ago so I don't know if Minwax has now changed the name to English chestnut? It definately is not Red Oak though. It is basically a very light neutral yellowish colored stain. Good luck - and let my know if you have any other questions.
Hello, your post doesn't specify what type of hardware you used.ReplyDelete
Nails and screws?Delete
i am in love with your table! i am not handy, but i think i want to try. can you please post what you used for screws, etc.? or even a detailed tutorial on how you built the table? any help would be much appreciated.Delete
Beautiful table, i'm placing this on my to do list. What type of lumber did you use :-)ReplyDelete
Honestly I don't remember what type of wood it was, I just picked it up at Lowes. I remember it was "packaged" and the paper on it said it was stainable. The dimensions were exactly what I was looking for so that is why I chose that piece of lumber. The piece I bought is 6 ft. long and 16" deep. I ended up using two pieces sandwiched together for the top and bottom just so it looked a little thicker. So basically I bought 4 of those pieces of lumber (2 for the top and 2 for the bottom). I don't know if it would be more cost effective to find a piece of wood that is thicker rather than sandwiching the two but that is how I did it! Hope that helps!Delete
OH OKAY, THANKS A MILL!!! I'LL LOOK AROUND FOR ITReplyDelete
I know what I am doing this weekend!ReplyDelete
Hi Amy! I love, love, love this table. I'm just now finding your post about it. I hope you are still checking your inbox. Can you please tell me which columns you purchased from tablelegs.com? The ones I'm looking at seem much thinner than the ones you used. Thanks!ReplyDelete
The link to the column legs is at the top of this post and that is the size I used (24x7.5")Delete