Dye Stains

Show us how you bring out the grain, the burl, or the detailed inset patterns with a dye stain - your entire project, a table top, or drawer fronts. Requires the use of 1 GF product.


1936 Lane Cedar Hope Chest

By Melissa Krycerick

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When I found her the description read "antique box" on a popular sale site. Her veneer was dry, broken, pieces of her were missing, her lid was ruined and more than half of the veneer on the bottom trim was gone. I didn't think I could restore it. My client saw her and had to have her but she wanted me to restore her and not paint. I cleaned, sanded, and oiled her up. Her lid had to be completely stripped as did the bottom trim piece. I removed two layers of veneer on the lid and all over the remaining veneer on the bottom trim to the raw cedar underneath.

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Tiger Oak Chest

By Becky Herrmann, Owner at For Love of the Paint in Round Rock, TX.

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This chest is an absolute beauty from the early 1900's. The drawers have a stunning tiger oak grain that made them the perfect candidate for dye stain, which penetrates the grain deeply and accents its unique patterns with an incredible depth of color. This exceptional wood grain was brought out with General Finishes dye stain in Medium Brown. The body was painted with a combination of Linen milk paint and Chapin Gray chalk style paint and distressed for a chippy, weathered look that contrasts gorgeously with the rich brown stain.

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1936 Lane Cedar Hope Chest

By Melissa Krycerick

Winning Category

When I found her the description read "antique box" on a popular sale site. Her veneer was dry, broken, pieces of her were missing, her lid was ruined and more than half of the veneer on the bottom trim was gone. I didn't think I could restore it. My client saw her and had to have her but she wanted me to restore her and not paint. I cleaned, sanded, and oiled her up. Her lid had to be completely stripped as did the bottom trim piece. I removed two layers of veneer on the lid and all over the remaining veneer on the bottom trim to the raw cedar underneath.

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Land of the midnight sky

By Just Chic in Anchorage, AK.

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Alaska is home of the midnight sky, and when the moon sits against the beautiful colors, it creates the most beautiful sky in the world. General finishes dye stains allows us to mimic the skies of the great Alaskan North in an amazing way. Each handcut peice is stained in general finishes custom dye stains. The sky is a mix of blue, ebony, and amber dyestain, all blended to an ombre effect. The moon is done with winter white glaze effects. The mountains are a mix of medium brown, dark brown and green dye stain.

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Western/Native American Pyrography MCM

By JennLynnPhillips at Dust & Details

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A whole new spin on mcm! Embellished in Native American and western pyrography, this medium sized accent table will forever be an art piece in the home!  Bright and vibrant colors, obtained through various hues of dye stain, can be enjoyed on a daily basis! Unlike traditional art, that hangs on the wall, this table is thoroughly protected from many elements with waterlox finishing product and can be used for its intended purpose without hesitation. 

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Plain Pine Plywood Transformation

By Laura in COLLEYVILLE, TX.

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The laundry room was dark and had very little working space. The cabinets were painted with 2 coats of GF snow white milk paint and top coated with 3 coats of GF High Performance Top Coat. I added a pine plywood top with poplar trim top over the washer and dryer for much needed additional counter space. Everyone says that poplar is paint grade only, but this is not true. One coat of pre-stain conditioner followed with one coat of amber dye stain gives both pine and poplar the foundation for a beautiful end product.

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Wine Bar Boost

By Laura in COLLEYVILLE, TX.

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Previously painted beige, my small wine bar was bland. Beige cabinets beige walls..YUCK. The white with soft gray was a huge improvement, however a white counter top left something to be desired. I needed something to tie it all together and give it a pop. I dediced to strip the wood (plywood) and stain it. Working with pine and giving it a rich look can be tricky but not with GF products. One coat of pre stain conditioner and one coat of yellow dye stain was the foundation for a rich warm wood grain.

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French Provinical Desk

By Jilian, Owner at ReFind Design by Coco Clare in Algonquin, IL.

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The beautiful burled top has been completely refinished using General Finishes water base dye stains. I mixed the perfect custom color of medium brown with just a touch of dark brown, and then sealed it with Arm R Seal. The base of the desk was hand painted in a custom off white and then perfectly aged using General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze. 

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ReDesigned Hepplewhite Tall Boy

By Jilian, Owner at ReFind Design by Coco Clare in Algonquin, IL.

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This vintage dresser has been completely transformed using General Finishes Dye Stain in Medium Brown and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Trophy. Pottery Barn bin pulls and these adorable drawer liners make this makeover the perfect combination of classic and whimsical.

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Ladies Vanity

By Furniture Art Studio in Toledo, OH.

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This beautiful vanity was lightly sanded with 180 then 220 grit sandpaper. The beautiful burl wood top was then stained with GF dye stain in Amber.

I needed to add some extra oomph to the front of the drawer and mirror so using Artisan Enhancements VP Antico I did a raised stenciling effect. After it was completely dry I lightly sanded the stencil to knock down any rough edges. 

I used Wise Owl paints in Weathervane, Bowie, Smokey Quartz and Begonia  I sanded the paint doing a very light distress here and there.  

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"Mossy Oak"

By Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer at Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer in Medford, WI.

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Spotting an ad in the local buy/sell group, I snagged this piece that was stated to be from the 1970s.  Knowing furniture, I knew the construction/design was much earlier than said era.  It had been painted, and painted, and painted, then decals stuck on to embellish!  Oh My!  Hauled it home, with the help of my faithful husband..began stripping away layers upon layers of paint - then sanding both by orbital sander and then sandpaper wrapped over end of a putty knife - to get into all of those corners and crevices.  This baby took a LONG time.

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Carved Antique Vanity

By Nicole D, Owner at Dolce Mira in Newtown Square, PA.

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This gorgeously carved antique came into my hands missing pieces, chipped, and colors fading.  I am so fortunate to be the one to bring her back to life.  Java and Black Gel Stain were used to complete the top and highlight the mirror frame.  The various drawer fronts, interior cove, and remaining exterior were refreshed with Light Brown and Amber Dye Stains.

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Family Heirloom brought back to life

By Ryann ~ Junque With A Purpose at Junque With A Purpose

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Client pieces are my favorite. When they have significant meaning to the owner , I feel so honored. This hutch is not just any 1970's hutch. When I'm able to transform a piece and bring a smile to my client's face it reminds me why I do what I do. 

 

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White Art Deco Waterfall Buffet

By Denise Beatty, Owner/Designer at Designs by Dee in White House, TN.

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Waterfall buffet was painted a soft white, with raised stencils added on drawer and door fronts, and top was stripped and finished with the GF Light Brown water based DYE stain. A Stencil in a copper metallic was added before sealing.

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Burl Wood Desk

By Denise Beatty, Owner/Designer at Designs by Dee in White House, TN.

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Body of desk was painted in a Peppery Gray and pewter metallic paint added to carved accents. Desk top and drawer fronts were stripped down to the bare wood and 2 coats of the GF Light Brown water based DYE Stain applied. A gold metallic stencil was added to top before sealing. Origianl knobs were cleaned and painted in a gold metallic to match the stencil on desk top.

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Stained Chair

By Elena Isaykina in Santa Clara, CA.

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Old chair was sanded and stained with GF Candlelight oil based wood stain and painted gold.Finished w/ GF satin top coat.

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Black Beauty

By Tim & Lori Duke, Owner at Duke Interiors & Restoration

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This beauty was refinished using Medium Brown Dye stain and Lamp Black.  Love how the dye stain brings out the natural beauty of the burl wood, especially after being sealed with Arm-R-Seal.  The rest of the piece was sealed using the Enduro Poly Black Satin to show that true black color.

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