Shades of Stain

By Keri

Winning Category

This Drexel 1957 dresser was found along with a matching full bed for $100 at a garage sale.  I hauled it home and gave it a good bath from years of sticky kid fingers and sanded it down.  I didn't prime this one and later learned the hard way of how old wood can "bleed" after you seal it.  I painted the body  in GF Seagull Gray, used a gray, whitewash, and a brown stain on the drawers and sealed it with GF High Performace in satin. Upon sealing, the old stain/wood tanins started to "bleed" through the clear coat!!! I had to resand, PRIME, paint and seal all over again......crisis averted the 2nd time.....whew! Major headache and learning curve.....she is so pretty.  I split the set and use them in different rooms, this fits perfect on my living room wall. Hardware is from Hobby Lobby and Menard's.

Products Used

  • GF Milk Paint in Seagull Gray
  • GF High Performance in Satin
  • Various shades of stain

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