Hello my friends! How are you all this lovely day? Me.. not too shabby. Here at HNC we’ve been very busy with end of the week school events and getting our summer groove on! Hopefully it won’t be too hot this week and I can get a lot done before the kids are off for summer vacay (which means this Mama is gonna be even busier!)
I did want to show you this really awesome project that Tan and I worked on last weekend. It’s our very own rustic coffee table! GUYS I’m in love! It is perfect!
Tan and I have been on the hunt for the perfect coffee and end tables since we first bought our home. I’ve seen some nice tables out there but they were way too expensive. So we talked about trying a D.I.Y project ourselves. With Tan’s mad skills and my ‘can do’ attitude (if I could, I’d DIY everything) 😉 we decided to give it a try.
I searched Pinterest and found this awesome coffee table that we both loved and began planning. We started working on this table last week using plans from Ana White’s website. It’s super easy and the plans were laid out for us to follow.
To be honest neither one of us have any experience in wood working but we thought, why not? We bought all the necessary tools, crossed our fingers, and hoped for the best. And here she is in all her glory!
Now I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here and re-list the plans, but I will share with you some awesome photos of Tan in all his woodworking glory!
When we began this project, I wanted to stain the wood a natural dark color but it didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to. After a few failed attempts-on a scrap piece of wood -we decided to go for a gray stain. We went to our local home improvement store and selected Weathered Gray from the Varathane Wood Stain collection. Using a clean rag we lightly wiped the coffee table and removed the excess giving it that rustic look. (We wanted some of the natural wood to peak through).
We got to work on staining it and only used about 1/4 of the stain for the coffee table (the rest will be used on our future end tables).
We actually had a blast building this table and are very proud of how it all turned out. I have to admit that I’ve been bit by the DIY bug again and am now on the hunt for future wood working projects!
I hope this inspires you to work on a project you’ve been wanting to try.
Until next time!