Driftwood foyer table

This item has been soldPine Foyer Table 03

DIMENSIONS: 28″ tall, 18″ deep, 50″ long
PAINT: Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X
STAIN: Rustoleum Driftwood – This is a new color that my local Lowes just started carrying. I can’t even find this color on the Rustoleum website!
STAIN: Minwax Dark Walnut – This was layered over the Driftwood, to age it a bit.
SEALER: Minwax Wipe-On Polyurethane
GLAZE:  Rustoleum Java Brown glaze
PRICE: $200

As I was stripping this cute little sofa table I started picturing it in a beachey-style house….with that sunbleached, faded look to it. So it seemed like the perfect piece to test out Rustoleum’s new stain color – Driftwood! It came out so cute…super beachey…like it’s been sitting out in the sun for years. The bottom was painted bright white and then given a rich coat of Java Glaze to age it a bit.  If only I had a little summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard.

There’s so many possibilities for this table.  Of course it would look perfect in an entry foyer because it’s just the right size.  Not too big and not too little.  It would also be great behind the sofa, maybe with a lamp and some books on it.  But another great use would be a nightstand.

After The Restoration Photos:

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During the Restoration:

Stripped & ready for stain.

Stripped & ready for stain.

Before The Restoration Photos:

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About Kristen Buckley

Kristen is a transplanted Bostonian who loves North Carolina and can't even imagine living anywhere else. She has been restoring furniture her whole life and has recently found the time to expand beyond just doing it for her own home.


  1. Hi Kristen,
    When you stripped the foyer table, did you take the table apart (removed the legs)? And how did you strip the legs with all the curves? Did you sand with a sander or by hand?

    • Kristen Buckley says

      Hi Louise. Yes, I removed the table, as well as the apron before working on the table. The entire piece was stripped with non-tonix, citrus-based stripper. After letting the stripper do its work, I use a tool to scrape the finish off. After the finish was removed I sanded it with an electric sander on the top, and by hand (I use sanding sponges mostly) on the legs. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your interest!

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