Easy Entryway Table

Ash | Dash Lifestyles
by Ash | Dash Lifestyles
2 Materials
2 Hours

A while back I needed an entryway table, something beautiful and simple, yet everything in the store cost way too much- so I decided to make my own!

I went to the hardware store and picked up some lumber.

I cut the pieces down to:

Top: 2”x12”x4’

Legs: 2”x12”3’

Top support: 1”x6”x3’

Shelf: 1”x12”x3’

I then screwed the pieces together and it turned out really sturdy!

You could adjust the shelf, but I did mine in the middle to allow for basket storage underneath.

Gel stain is amazing to work with. It doesn’t drip and it pretty mess free. I went with chestnut as my base color.

Brush on with a paintbrush, wipe off with a rag.

Once the piece was all stained and dry, I made my go-to white wash. 50% white paint, 50% water. I have a Tupperware with it premixed for easy use.

I applied a thin layer and wiped as I went. Once dry, give it a quick sand to bring out some of the undertone, and you’re done.

It turned out perfectly and I love that it can easily be altered should my style change.

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  • Mary Sullivan Kasper Mary Sullivan Kasper on Aug 05, 2021

    Did you use anything to seal it?

  • Shawna Farmer Shawna Farmer on Aug 07, 2021

    How much did it cost , the lumber and gel stain ?

  • Carrrie Carrrie on Aug 08, 2022

    White wash. Is it paint or emulation?

    Also how long do you leave the gel/wash on before wiping off? Thanks

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