I first used it on my paint display & mixed it with Vermont Slate & Vintage White.
When I decided to keep this drop leaf table (until I find something else I love!) I knew I wanted to use Smoky Mountain again. I purchased this table from a lady who told me it had been her grandmother's & she was so happy I was going to refinish it. I am sure if she knew I was painting it she wouldn't have been too thrilled!
I stripped & sanded the top then put on some wood conditioner.
striped & sanded
My favorite wood conditioner
After wood conditioner.
I used a new stain from Behr that I picked up on clearance at Lowes. It was different from anything I had used before.
It is thick & I didn't feel like it absorbed into the wood. I put on 2 coats of stain, this was dark walnut but the end result looks very red. I sealed it with 3 coats of Wipe on Poly.
For the bottom, I brushed on Smoky Mountain mixed with a little water. Then I added a little Vermont Slate to what was left but it was a little too dark so I added Vintage White & more Smoky Mountain. I didn't stir it together completely but just kinda swirled it together so I would get some color variation.
I am still looking for a foot to match the others but its for me so I haven't been in a hurry. You know how that goes, the shoemaker's kids have no shoes :)