This sat in my room for a week as I went back and forth over what to do with it. I finally decided to stain it for a few reasons:
1) I've never stained anything before and I wanted to try it!
2) To prove I'm not one of those "all wood needs a coat of paint!" people that DIYer's and decorators are often accused of being.
3) It's for my sister who's living room is currently in between decor as they will be moving soon....so I wanted to keep it simple.
I was going for a deep, dark tone so I got this from Home Depot:
I was so excited to get this stain party started that I rushed home, gave it a quick light sand and went at it!
I picked up the can and read, "stir well". Yes. I admit it! I didn't stir the can! You'd think that would be obvious. Oops. Haha
I love how the magazine holder comes apart. Makes it SO easy to stain!
Before and after:
I realize I chose the wrong stain colour... it's not quite the deep dark tone that I was going for but it's still a step up from the original!
What are your thoughts on the staining process? Love it or hate it?
And what do you think? Should I go darker? Sometimes I look at it and think it's fine but most days I think....it needs to be DARKER... like ebony dark...
Happy Weekend Everyone!! =)