Well here I am all hunkered down as we are in a COLD state of emergency up here in the North Country so I decided to transform an old ugly duckling into a beautiful swan! I purchased this old "solid wood" coffee table awhile back at my Salvation Army and being that I'm stuck inside today seemed like a great day to work on it. I had previously sanded down the top and roughed up the legs a bit so It was time to stain the top.
I gave it a heavy coat of dark Walnut stain and it sucked it right up.Next after the stain dried I made some homemade chalk paint in white and painted the base with two coats of that.Now after all was dried I proceeded to sand and rough up the base just a bit to my liking then I coated it all with some wax paste including the top. All in all not bad for five dollars! This piece is SOLID very heavy.