I have been busy planning and adding more pops of blue to our home because blues in any shade make me happy. This garage sale table was the next
victim piece to get some blue, this time a light turquoise colour.
I shared how this pine drop leaf table was going turquoise (or is it aqua?) here. The top was sanded to bare pine before using Minwax pre-stain conditioner (love it!) Then I added two coats of Minwax Wood Finish stain in English Chestnut. I have said before that I find our kitchen table top too dark, and guess what? I bought the exact same colour again, English Chestnut. And a large can too! When I was standing in the hardware store picking a new stain from the samples I was so sure this was not the same colour. I was soooo wrong. It is a nice colour, just darker than the one I had in my vision. Outside today in the gorgeous afternoon sun the English Chestnut is looking a little lighter and quite orangey. It is much darker and doesn't have an orange colour in normal lighting. The stain was protected with Minwax paste wax. I will share some indoor photos soon.
I'm waiting for my guys to get home from ball hockey so I can bring this baby inside. But I just couldn't wait for pictures so I brought out my new plastic patio pitcher and two of the matching Margarita stemware that I received as a birthday gift from my friend and co-worker Kim. You might notice glimpses of a patio set in these photos. It is new, we just bought it yesterday. More about that in another post.
I'm loving my fresh new $10 table and now I have to decide where to use it. Living room beside a chair? Family room as an end table? In the bay window area in our bedroom? Thanks for stopping by, and I will share photos when I figure it out.
Edited May 25, 2012: It just sold today for $120.
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