Okay I didn’t physically build it, but I did stain it!
Below is a photo gallery of the beautiful pine coffee table we bought off Craigslist for $120 and it’s transition as I sanded it, stained it, and finally made it shiny. I followed step by step directions from the Home and Garden network’s website. It really wasn’t that bad. But, this table was raw pine, and had not been stained before. I don’t know if I would have the patience to sand off an already stained table by hand–that would take forever!
Hardware supplies– $30
~4 hours of my time– free!