Once the top was down to the bare wood I cut out an anchor shape from contact paper and adhered it to the center of the table top.
I wiped on my favorite go to stain, Minwax Express Color in Walnut. To make the edges ever crisper I put some stain on an old paintbrush and painted it around the design. I think it really helps to make it pop! I plan to seal the top with a coat of clear wax but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
How pretty is that navy and wood!
Are you into the nautical trend as much as I am? I think it can work with any decor during the summer time and I have had a lot of fun coming up with elements that will complement any style!
Disclosure: I received the General Finishes Milk Paint from Rockler as a resident blogger with the DIY Club. The project and any opinions of the product are my own.