dark stain farmtable almost black with no orange or red undertones. I mixed Minwax brand Ebony and Dark Walnut oil based stains together and made a sample board for her to take home and think about. This board is with only one coat. She chose the mix of 2 parts Ebony one part Dark Walnut because with two coats it would be a little darker. To finish the table we sealed it with Miss Mustard Seed Furniture wax for a low sheen rustic look.
Study this before changing ANYTHING in the kitchen | dark stained cabinets, cool, light back splash, warm brown and cream granite with cool greige and gray wall colors | kitchen colors, warm and cool tones, working with granite, back splash and cabinet colors | via Carmen's Corner
Gel stain allows you to make any painted surface (wood, laminate, metal) look like dark stained wood as long as you know the right process. I love to restore furniture and give it a new life. These end tables had water damage and a horrible orange stain. However, a little sanding, paint and gel stain gave them an entirely new look. www.renovatedfaith.com