I fell in love with this table as soon as I saw it! I made another farhouse table last year (first table I'd ever built) and liked it okay but I had made a lot of mistakes. The old table is now my work table in the garage- which is great because I needed a bigger work surface anyway! I tried to make my table just like Ana's version but I used regular latex flat paint over the stain instead of milk paint (couldn't find the type she used). I was impatient and didn't want to order it and wait for it to be shipped. I was kinda hoping it would flake/crack a little but it didn't. Oh well, I still really like how the legs turned out. I stained them (and the top) with a 50/50 mixture of Minwax stain in dark walnut and classic gray. I used three coats of Minwax fast drying poly on the table top and just rubbed the legs/base with a furniture wax to give them a little bit of a smooth sheen. I also distressed them a little bit. I like how the dark stain kinda bled through the paint. It really helped to add to the antique effect. I wish I had taken more pictures throughout the building process but I was so focused on the job that I just didn't think about it! Anyway, I just love this table! It was really fun to build and the turned legs take it to the next level!
Minwax fast-drying polyurethane
flat latex paint in an antique white/cream
clear furniture wax