Empire Island

By Courtney Cole, Owner at Twig & Thyme Design in Sterling, VA.

Winning Category

This antique Empire dresser turned island was given a new life using General Finishes products. The top was sanded down to bare wood, stained in two coats of Antique Walnut Gel Stain, and toppped with 5 smooth coats of High Performance in Semi-Gloss for a lusterous sheen. We chose smoky Driftwood Milk Paint to spray the body for a smooth professional finish in a neutral color perfect for most household kitchens. We chose High Performance Top Coat in Flat for a more matte finished look on the body that would withstand normal wear over the years. The island was paired with two barstools finished with two coats of Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a dry brushed technique for the second coat to add visual texture.

This set now is the centerpiece to a newly remodeled farmhouse in the country!

Products Used

  • General Finishes Milk Paint - Driftwood
  • General Finishes Gel Stain - Antique Walnut
  • High Performance Top Coat - Semi-Gloss
  • HighPerformance Top Coat - Flat

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