Disclosure: all of the products in this post were provided by General Finishes. Side Note: I edited all of these pictures before I had my new logo, so that's why they have the old one.
This week I was honored to be featured as General Finishes' 2016 May Blogger of the Month! To celebrate, I'm revealing this fun before and after that I completed using General Finishes products! It's no secret around here that I LOVE General Finishes, so it should be no surprise that we'll be carrying their products in the shop! This is one of the first pieces of furniture that I completed for the shop, so it meant so much to me! Here's the beauty that I started with:
I know, I'm the worst at taking before pictures. I get so excited that I jump into the project without taking a proper before pic!
I've loved the two tone look since I tried it on the Two Tone Antique Dresser. This style allows you to keep the warmth of the wood while adding some fun color, so it's a win-win! I used General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint on the base of the dresser. For the drawers, I painted the bottom piece Seagull Gray to match the base, and then used General Finishes Java Gel Stain to darken the wood.
The Java Gel Stain is so easy to use -- I simply sanded the drawers very lightly with a 220 grit sandpaper, applied the gel stain, and wiped it off. As you can see it just darkened the existing wood a little bit:
I did the stain first and allowed it to try for 24 hours. Then, I taped off the bottom portion with painter's tape and painted it the same color as the base (Seagull Gray). Lastly, I sealed the entire piece with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat.
Here it is completed and oh-so-cute:
What do you think?!
I am so thankful for General Finishes' support! Would you do us a huge favor and like/comment on this Facebook post where they feature us?
Thanks in advance, friends!