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!!