Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Favorite. DIY. Ever.

Seriously.  Ever.

This man of mine
Built this console table of mine

He had some assistance from AnaKreg and me (I am the sander and stainer of this little DIY team).  I won't bother to share how to, Ana White does that perfectly.  I will however say the Kreg Jig tools are AMAZING.

It wouldn't be fair to this post if I didn't share my little mishap.  I wanted to try my hand at a new stain color. I went with a Minwax in gray (can't remember the exact color name).  I was supposed to test a small area first since we had never used the color before.  Can you guess where I am going with this...yeah, I didn't test first.  Nope.  I wiped down the entire top, stepped back and IT. WAS. UGLY.  U-G-L-Y.  UGLY.  The color didn't read gray at all, it was a greenish blue.  I was pretty calm figuring it was only one coat so we could sand it out.  My dear, patient husband came home and sanded it out for us.  Crisis averted :)  And lesson learned.  Ok, I hope lesson learned.  I have been known to have to learn lessons more than once before they set in!

This picture does NOT due this finish justice.  It was UGLY.  We ended up going with Minwax Ebony stain we already have and love.  Go figure.  Although I have recently seen a two tone finish I think would look amazing.  Rusty might kill me this soon though....

Oh and a new table means new decor.  Enter Ross with this pitcher.  It called out to me.  And I answered.


  1. Alicia, that table is totally amazing!!! LOVE it! Ya'll are pretty awesome at DIY that doesn't look DIYed. I am really impressed!

  2. I am still trying to find a spot so he can build me a table.....give me time and I'll find one.

  3. I have an idea...he can build me one and bring it to me next summer when y'all come to Colorado. Seriously...seriously!!! It is amazing!!! Why when I see him build these amazing things does it make me miss Dad even more? I love that he got this gift from Dad!!!