Well I decided to do a mixture of both staining and painting. I have actually enjoyed doing these tables and so far I am loving how they are looking.
So here is the beginning of what I have started. I still have the underside to paint green. I’m undecided whether or not to glaze it then topcoat it.
When I did the stain (Rustoleum Kona) for the table top and shelf I didn’t remove a most of the stain so it would be a deep rich color against the vibrant green paint. I also didn’t stain the back side of the legs since I wouldn’t wear down the paint in the area. I stained the outside of the legs and support (which eliminated me from using a glaze), then I painted the legs and support in the green color. The paint I used is color matched to Martha Stewart Living’s Mossy Rock (MSL103). Oh yeah and this is ultra flat paint.
So here are my tables all done. For the last leg of the painting project I used Rustoleum’s Ultimate Polyurethane with Soft Touch Matte finish as a topcoat. I absolutely love the matte finish. Now WARNING please read your label as some stains and paints canNOT be covered in Polyurethane.
The top of the table shows slight rich wood grain and the topcoat declares resists fingerprints and smudges. We shall see!!!