Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
So what’s the worst thing that a design/decorating/DIY blogger could do as she leaves home for a day of work? Yes, I left my camera at home. Bad blogger!! So I had to take pictures yesterday with my phone.
But I wanted to show you how the table top turned out, so I tried my hardest to get some good-ish photos. Oh, okay…they’re not good at all. But hopefully you can get an idea of how it turned out.
Anywhoo, if you’ll remember, I tried (and failed miserably) at creating a beautifully stained top…
Too dark, too grainy, too busy…just too much.
So I whitewashed and dry-brushed the top with latex paint and then sealed it with rub on polyurethane, and now it looks like this…
I really like how it turned out. And interestingly, the very thing I hated about the stained top (the grain) is the very thing that I love about the whitewashed top. I love how it peeks through the white painted finish.
I’m still not sure if I’m sold on the black base though. It might end up white, but I’ll wait until the chairs are finished to decide for sure.
I tried to take a picture of the table in the room, but unfortunately, none of them turned out. Bummer. I posed the question about the black base on the A2D Facebook Page yesterday, and most who responded really liked the contrast, but I’d love to get your opinion of it with the table actually in the room.
So, what do you think about the whitewash/dry brushed top? I almost hate to ask, because I’m certain that the color is off in these photos. Why, oh why did I forget my camera!?!
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