If you recall, dear readers, I started a milk can table project earlier this summer (see post of 7/6/14).
This was the look I was trying to duplicate.
After I painted the donated milk can (from dear friend Bev) it was Rick's task to try to figure out where to purchase an already cut piece of wood. After all he is a carpenter. Well, the project got bogged down at that point. Rick was striking out finding something affordable and of the right size. He told me of some at Lowe's but felt the largest option was too small. He kept looking.
Other life events came along (like retiring!) and the milk can table stayed on the back burner.
We host an annual bocce party and lo-and-behold a couple of days prior to the party (during the bustle of cleaning the house) Rick appears with a completed table. Shockeroo!
He ended up using the largest piece available at Lowe's, stained it red with lots and lots of polyurethane on top of the stain. For a split second I was silent as I had envisioned painting the top to match the can. But as I continued to look, I realized he had chosen the right finish.
The grain of the wood is set off so well with that red glow.
And of course two dogs have to inspect as well.