For our media room upstairs I built this lovely balustrade coffee table using turned legs and pine boards. Stain in a combo of Weathered Oak, slight white wash, then a very sparse layer of Jacobean. It's almost an exact replica of the Restoration Hardware version and only cost me $150 to make. Most of the cost was in the turned legs at $28 each.
This is such an easy technique and I am sure you are gonna be a wood painting fool after this post. Just promise me that if you make a project with this finish, you will tell me, tag me, post a billboard on and let me know because the true measure of