How many coats of stain should I use on this piece of furniture?
**UPDATE** Thank you all for your advice. I didn't feel like sanding it down and attempting it again. After reading a comment I realized I would have to to get the look I wanted. Then I found a different color stain and applied it. It was still splotchy but better. I figured it was sand it down or just paint it a color. Nothing to lose so I tried to mix acrylic craft paint to make the brown but nothing matched. I then found a metalic chocolate brown and dry brushed it on the peice. I think it looks okay. Can I stain over it? Also should I do a dark charcoal gray, a light gray, white, blushish gray or a dark greeny blue for the base. Also there will be gold accent peices and feet
was going to stain the top of this night stand and paint the bottom. I applied the first coat of stain and I don't like it. I was hoping for a dark gray wood but it doesn't look anything like I expected. Will it look better after a 2ñd or 3rd coat? Should I sand it off and just paint it. Also here are some color I was deciding between. Any thoughts. It will have gold metal accent peices on the nightstand.