Stone finish

By Chelsea Evans, Furniture Artist at Apple Blossom Way in Salem, UT.

My friend has been looking for her dream dining set for years. After purchasing a “stone finished” buffet from me she was on a mission to find a set I could Refinish for her. 

I use a layering technique that includes dry brushing in a criss-cross pattern and stippling. I layer colors from dark to light until I achieve a stone look. Then I apply an oil based glaze overtop to mute the bright tones and create harmony with the colors while still allowing each to show through. 


Thd table base is finished by layering graphite, French linen, duck egg blue, and Paris grey. 


The chairs were hand painted the same, minus the duck egg and then all painted surfaces rubbed In van dyke brown glaze. 


The table top and seats are stained in Jacobean with a polyurethane finish. Classy yet unique- my friend finally has her dream table. 

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Products Used

  • Annie Sloan Graphite
  • Annie sloan duck egg blue
  • Annie sloan French linen
  • Annie sloan Paris grey
  • Valspar oil based glaze tinted in van dyke brown
  • Minwax Jacobean stain
  • Minwax polycrilic in semi gloss
  • Minwax polyurethane in satin

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