Are any of you like me? You finish something and you like it but you just think it needs a little more umph but you're not sure what that umph is? Well, I think I might have found it....at least with my Zebra Coffee Table. Don't get me wrong, I really liked it with just the black and white but it just didn't seem finished...even after I had finished it. Soooooo....I took a leap of faith knowing that I might ruin it but that was the chance I was willing to take and I stained it. Ahhhh! It scared me to death. (So dramatic I know, it's just a table. Sheesh.) I put some Minwax Dark walnut stain on and as soon as I wiped it off, I almost cried. Not a good cry. My daughter said, "Mom, what are you doing?" I told her that I thought I was ruining my table. Still I trudged on . I was gonna have to fix it anyway so I might as well do the whole thing and see what I thought when it was done. As I was doing it BOTH my son and daughter said, "WOW mom, that looks awesome!" Now, I love my kids and yes they know alot about what's awesome but sometimes what they think is awesome is not so awesome, ya know what I mean? BUT I think in this case they may be right. I'm a little nervous to show it to ya'll since there were a lot who really liked it with out the stain. Let me run to Albertson's and get brave. Maybe I'll come back and post a picture. Maybe. :/
I'm back. My belly is full so now I'm brave. Here it is:
Sorry, bad lighting. I think the stain gives it a more authentic look instead of an 'I was just freshly painted' look. Now it seems older and weathered which is what I like.
This is before I stained it:
I really liked the white and black but the white was kind of glaring. The stain makes it easier to look at. I like it...hope you do too! :)