I am so excited to finally reveal our end tables with all of you. Brad and I have been working for the past month on building all of our furniture for our new home. I love the look of painted bottom and stained top furniture. I did this same look on our DIY desk. Below are the materials and tools you need. I recommend visiting ana-white.com for complete instructions. TIP: Make sure you measure to determine what size you want or will fit in your space and then make the necessary adjustments with your cutting.
2 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1×12 @ 3 feet long
2 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long
2 – 2×6 @ 8 feet long
2 1/2″ and 1 1/4″ PH screws
I was away when Brad started making these tables so I am missing some of the beginning stages of building.
For the stain, we went to Sherwin-Williams. We decided on the Weathered Teak. TIP: I highly recommend using a scrap piece of wood and testing your stain BEFORE you put it on your finished table. Stain pulls different on different pieces of wood and with different lighting. I ended up hating the color. When we put it on and it dried, the stain was pulling more of a gray and purple color. This was definitely NOT what I wanted. We took the stain back and had them adjust the color. I asked them to add brown first. Once they got the brown color where I wanted it, I asked for them to put some red in the color. The red was just to warm up the color. For the paint, I used the Sherwin-Williams Extra White. I, again, tested the color and it was just too white for what we are wanting, especially once we got the new stain color. When I had them adjust the color, I went with Sherwin-Williams Steamed Milk. I loved the way this color turned out!
And now for the finished product.