Dresser turned Buffet

By CourtneyR

I really wanted a pop of color for this buffet I created and when I found General Finishes water based stain in cranberry red, I knew it was the one. I stripped the old stain off the top of this dresser and then sanded it down and added a wood conditioner so the stain would take evenly. I then quickly applied the cranberry red stain in long even strokes and wiped it off with a towel. I let the stain dry and then I used one coat of the General finishes tough coat in satin. After the tough coat I used an antiquing glaze to tone the red color down a little bit before adding a few more coats of the tough coat to finish off the top. The base of the buffet was painted in fusion mineral paint cathedral taupe and then antique glazed. The shelves were cut out of plywood, sanded and preconditioned before being stained the same way as the top. I love how it turned out and I love the pop of color the cranberry red gives to my home! 

Products Used

  • General finishes water based stain in cranberry red
  • General finishes tough coat satin finish
  • Fusion mineral paint cathedral taupe
  • Fusion mineral paint antiquing glaze

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