This is the color of the original finish. This table and chairs was rescued from the garage of a dear friend of mine. I knew I wanted to put my mark on the table but didn't quite know what to do until I found this inspiration.
I stripped the finish from the top of the table and the chairs, and this was the result. It was an extremely aromatic wood, but i have no idea what it is.
After allowing the paint to dry a short while, I sanded the table top, distressing the numbers on the table. Then I applied stain over the top of the stenciled numbers.
I sanded the table legs and aprons, and painted them bright white that matches all of the trim in my house.