Aquarium Stand Update


Painting a wooden aquarium stand.

Using colored stain on my aquarium stand to update it.

I received this 30 gallon aquarium and stand free off Freecycle which was pretty exciting to me. I've been looking for a bigger fish tank and free was the exact right price. We have spent wayyyyy too much money recently for me to justify the expense of a whole new tank. I was excited that the stand was wood... that means even though it was a bit beat up, I could make it look nicer.

I decided to try out the colored stain I bought recently. It's outdoor stain so I figured it would work well with any water leaks/drips that might occur (let's hope there's no actual leaks). 

Here's some pictures of the process of painting it... I did one coat, then went over the main areas with a second coat when I saw it needed it. It didn't have a lot of time to dry... I was impatient and my kids only sleep so long. It's got sealant in it as well so this is all that I did. I like the color, but it doesn't look like stain to me... it looks like paint. Not a huge problem, but if I actually wanted wood grain to show through it might be. 


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DIY Danielle: Aquarium Stand Update
Aquarium Stand Update
Painting a wooden aquarium stand.
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