Finally finished! I love it! I bought a Pronomen counter top from Ikea, lightly sanded it, and stained it using Minwax's Water-Based Wood Stain in "American Walnut" in 3 coats, after drying I applied 3 coats of Minwax's Water-Based Polycrylic. I painted the bottom gloss white, and screwed the legs on.
It takes up much less space, and can double as a bench if we needed extra seating. I'm really happy with the stain, it was a test for the eames lounge project, and I'm confident that it will look awesome with the vinyl I ordered.