The total cost for this table was about $8
I used this tutorial which I found to be very thorough. The author is using Annie Sloan paint, but you get the drift.
Since the Minwax comes as a solid, painting it on, like the tutorial linked above instructs, wasn’t applicable. Instead, Minwax directs you to take a chunk of wax and place it inside your lint-free cloth and rub it on. Doing this allowed the wax be applied evenly. Apply the wax in circles, wipe it off with the grain of the wood.
I’ve read some blogs that say you shouldn’t need to do more than one coat. This guy took two coats, but that’s probably thanks to me cheaping out on brushes and the fact that the original colour was a bright green that would make your eyes burn if you stared at it too long.
My step son and I put on Guardians of the Galaxy and were able to mix the paint, apply two coats, wax, buff and wax the table top again before the movie was over. The paint dries in about 30 minutes.
$ Saving Tip – Look in the mis-tint bin at your paint store. I got a quart of paint for $5!