Empire Gray

By Christine @Handlaget, Owner at Handlaget in Ocean City, NJ.

Winning Category

This beautiful old Empire dresser had amazing lines but some of the wood had seen better days. When that happens I work hard to at least showcase some of the beautiful original wood, and this had plenty of it. I cleaned all of the wood and went over the areas I felt were still in good condition with finish restore. I then applied GF Gel stain in Antique Walnut to those areas. I then taped off the good wood in a pleasing pattern with a masculine feel to match the piece. The rest of the area received several coats of GF Milk paint in Driftwood. The entire piece was then topcoated in HPTC Satin.

Products Used

  • GF Milk Paint - driftwood
  • GF Gel Stain - Antique Walnut
  • HPTC - Satin

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