Paint or Stain? Both!!

A few months ago my Mom gave me this maple night stand.  
She already stripped and sanded it (yay!).  
I've been diggin the white furniture with the wood stain tops so thought I would give it a shot.
[You can see a backside before picture of my owl lamp!]

Hey do you like this metal stand? 
SUPER for painting, it rolls around.
I talked the guy at the thrift store into selling it to me for $15.  
He didn't want to sell it, he was using it for shelving, 
but his Mom who runs the place 
was standing there and said 
"Oh, just sell it"
Lucky me he still listens to his mother.



all done


There are few spots that showed up after the stain dried that are white.  
I'm thinking glue?  
Also, some really dark spots but it was sanded really well.  
 Any ideas??


Ali Richardson said...

I really LOVE it (even with minor imperfections). I have no idea, I have only done one piece like this so I'm still a total rookie. Looks great & that knob is adorable!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i love the knob you added! and i love that we did the same thing this week to two totally different tables! we rock!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenn it looks really cute. I'm not a painter so can't help you but I think it looks great. Linda

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Looks so great!

Anonymous said...

This is very nice! For what it's worth, I've been researching woods and stain and apparently maple is one of the type that needs to be pre-stained with a conditioner or it will take it unevenly.

The Chickens' Auntie said...

Love the table. It's a great compromise between paint and stain. I just found your blog & will be following from now on!

Vicki said...

I LOVE the table!! It has great curves and you did a great job! Now I have to go out and find a utility cart like that! It IS perfect for painting!!


jandjhome said...

This came out beautiful! I love the natural top.

The Vintique Object said...

I'm also a fan of the wood top. It looks so fresh now and came out beautifully.

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