Hello, beautiful. When Ana contacted me to build an apothecary version of her popular 20 Second Tidy Up Table (you know, the one I keep building for friends and commissions) I leapt at the chance. I loved the table we had, but the apothecary style just ramps it up a notch.
I opted for stain rather than paint on the inside because I didn’t want it to chip when it was full of Charlie’s toys. Even though I use no-VOC Olympic paint, it would weird me out to find paint chips on toys she’s chewing on. And I know I’m being nonsensical about it because I decided to soak it in chemical-laden stain, but oh well. At least it will stay put!
The stain is Rustoleum’s Ultimate Stain in Golden Oak. What’s crazy is that it’s the same stain I used on our other coffee table. This one:
For that table, we used our Husky air brushing system. It’s almost like spray paint vs. brushed paint, but with stain. For this one I brushed on two coats with a foam brush and followed up with three coats of spray polycrylic.
I got these awesome oil-rubbed bronze knobs from Target. They have a 10 pack for $9.99, and I had four left over from the six nightstands I built a few weeks ago. So it worked out perfectly!
I really like how it looks with our couch. I think the stain on the top goes a bit better with the color of the leather. Or pleather, if we’re getting technical here 😉 I’ve been toying around with the idea of refinishing the side table we inherited from the hubs’ Grandma, and this might be the kick I need to actually do it. I know mixing wood tones is supposedly okay in the design world, but I’m not a huge fan.