So as the weather here in Florida nears that perfect state of warm and dry not hot and humid I find myself drawn to spending more time outdoors. This means getting the outdoor living space ready for play and entertaining.
First on that outdoor to-do list was figuring out what to do with our table. We had our carpenter create a very simple, pine table made from scrap wood from other projects we had completed around the house.
I decided to stain the table a dark color. I wanted a color that wasn't black but close to it but that still allowed some of the grain of the wood to show. I also wanted a matte finish. I think I did it.
I still have some touching up to do and am planning on another coat of stain to the legs but am living with it for a while to see if it's really necessary. Here is the table pre-stain:
And here it is post-stain:
Next on my to-do is making stools or maybe side tables from these road-side finds:
I'll keep you posted on that project as it progresses. Hoping to achieve something similar to these images: