I’ve finally made the leap from Blogger to WordPress, and I’m feeling a bit like a fish out of water right now, so bear with me. If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you that I’m not a big fan of change, so after over five years on Blogger, you can imagine the anxiety this move created for me. 🙂 I hope you’re still following along!
I figured I’d kick off my first WordPress day with a quick furniture redo that I did for a client. I love taking these old orange-y pieces and turning them into something pretty, and this one was definitely dated.
Orange everywhere, people.
And here it is now:
I love how the top turned out –
The knobs still need to be added, but you get the idea. I used General Finishes Lamp Black for the bottom portion of the buffet, and General Finishes Walnut Stain for the top. I learned a little trick about staining the top – it’s called toning. You mix one part stain with two parts poly (I use the High Performance Polycrylic in a satin finish). It helps to tone down the stain a bit, and I love that you’re already adding some poly to the mix to give the top durability.
So don’t give up hope on those orange colored wood pieces! There is hope!
Do me a favor – if you’re seeing this, leave me a comment so that I know you’re still out there. It would help to put my mind at ease a bit. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!