I have had an old wood, typical boring coffee table sitting in my workshop for over 2 years. I unfortunately don’t have a before photo of it, but you can use your wonderful imagination. I got it with the intention of giving it just a simple paint makeover. I pulled this piece back out the other day, grabbed a stack of random stir sticks and yard sticks and got to work. The first thing I did was cut down all of the yard sticks and paint stir sticks to size, attached them with both wood glue and my handy new Dewalt 18 gauge brad-nailer. This tool has been such a big help with all of my projects. I am excited to use it more this spring and summer to tackle more wood working projects and to actually BUILD more!
After cutting each yard stick/ paint stick, I glued them all down in no particular order. I did this one piece at a time, before planning out where they went, so it is completely random as you can see. No rhyme or reason worked for this one. Then once each piece was glued down, I put in a few short nails with my brad nailer into each piece. Next, I taped off the edges of the stir and yard sticks, and painted the rest of the table in ‘Old Soul’ grey paint, which I got as a sample from the Eau Claire Fleet Farm. Once the two coats of paint dried, I took off the painters tape and gave the entire table, including the yard/stir sticks a nice coat of Minwax Stain + Polyurethane, Poly-shades Satin in the color ‘American Chestnut.’ This is one of my very favorite stains to use! After staining, the table was finished!
Take a look below at the final result or head on over to my blog to see more! https://anchoredway.com/2019/04/10/yardstick-coffee-table/