Remember that wood filler from the headboard? The one I poked into the gaps, that took stain really well but was going to bite me on the ass later? Yeeeeah...It's so later.
Sanded the hell out of the console, bought some Jacobean stain(regular. doesn't come in gel), coated the table really well with pre-stain conditioner (I don't always learn ALL my lessons, but I definitely learned this one!) and started staining.
But first, I'm going to try staining the top. Because I'm a glutton for punishment and angst. Plus, I worked HARD to make sure I had no nail holes in that top, so it would stain perfectly! Also, I think it would look fab with a black satin base and a deep stained top :)
We have a lot going on today (non preschool day) so I'll see when I can fit it in. Little Boy likes to pretend to drive my car, so maybe I'll toss him in there while I stain? We've been to the gym already, need to get some laundry put away, work on my Corner o' Cack in the bedroom, clean the kitchen, go to a playdate (he's been begging since 6:30 this morning if it's time yet..not till 3!) and pick up some groceries. All I WANT to do is the playdate and the stain!