Winner! The Timeless Tiger

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

Winning Category

When our client requested a unique table for his new home we couldn't pass up this century old, quater sawn oak, paw foot table. The finish was badly worn but the potential for this piece to truly stand out was still there. Our client requested an all black table but there was no way we could paint over all of that beautiful tiger oak grain! We decided to use General Finishes Driftwood as the base color for the pedestal and skirt, and Pitch black Glaze Effects for added contrast and visual texture. To preserve that beautiful tiger oak grain, and make the table really pop, we removed all of the existing finish from the top, sanded it down smooth, and stained it with two coats of Black Gel Stain using a wipe on, wipe off technique. To make this newly finished top truly shine, we finished it off with 5 coats of High Performance Top Coat in Semi-Gloss for a strong, lusterous sheen. This look not only met the clients wants for a black table, but this gave him a one of a kind piece and finish he can brag about! 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Black Gel Stain
  • General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood
  • General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze Effects
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat Flat
  • General Finishes High Performance Semi-Gloss

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