Restoration Hardware up that Mexican Pine Table DIY

Mexican Pine Table DIY

I feel like you might have this style of furniture in your your house right now or have had it in the past.  Is there something hiding in your garage/hoarding stash that needs a little TLC?  Now there is nothing wrong with this particular style, but I felt like I could make it a little more Restoration Hardware.  So I did.

Here is the before photo:

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

Oh Hi Casey and piles of tennis shoes!  This is the before photo so I wasn’t too into picking up for you.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

This is an action shot of Casey.  This is just prior to the three hour nap.  Moving along.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

This is a closeup of the “rustic” drawer handle and the pine-ness.

First you need to sand it all up.  I used an electric hand sander.

Get your supplies out.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

 You’re gonna need:  Starbucks, sandpaper, vinyl gloves and a throw away cloth to wipe down the stain.

 Now I was looking for a Gray Restoration Hardware look so I started with.

Minwax Classic Gray

And by Classic Gray they mean Periwinkle Blue when you put in on wood.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

That is not the same y’all.

It might look gray-ish in the photo but it was blue-ish in real life.  So I was onto plan B.  Which means stain number two.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

Then I went to Varathane Weathered Gray.  Because I was thinking that Gray means halfway between black and white right.

Wrong.  Gray means blue.  Why?

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

We have now entered a darker shade of bluish.  So then I just busted out the black outdoor paint that I found in my stash and watered it down with water 50%.  And then just brushed it on and wiped it off until I liked it.  That wasn’t very technical but you get the point.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

For some reason I could not photograph this clearly but the handle on the left is ORB and the right is polished silver.  I chose the ORB.

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Yay!  This is the after.  All Sping-ed up.  My son said, “Why do we have Easter Eggs?” (we’re Jewish)  It’s not my fault he doesn’t know about the Spring Solstice or Equinox or whatever it’s called.

The two botantic prints were a great find from Epic Thrift!  All of the other accessories are thrifted of course!

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

I used three coats of wipe on Varathane.    It is way so much easier than using the thick brush on kind.

Mexican Pine to Restoration Hardware Table DIY

Excluding the wires in the back isn’t this so Restoration Hardware-y!  I love it!!

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  • Suzanne April 09, 2015 at 06:30pm

    A post from Dee!! This makes me unbelievably happy because 1) the table looks great and 2) I miss you posting!! I am a loyal reader back through Junk In My Trunk and SeptembertheMarch. Thanks for all the years of good material, including this post!