Step by step directions for getting this finish! 1. base coat of primer paint (tinted with whatever color you want) 2. sand corners, edges and high wear areas (down to the wood) 3. wipe on water based stain..let set a bit, then wipe off 4. let set for 24 hrs 5. seal with water based polyurethane...add new hardware

Step by step directions for getting this finish! 1. base coat of primer paint (tinted with whatever color you want) 2. sand corners, edges and high wear areas (down to the wood) 3. wipe on water based stain..let set a bit, then wipe off 4. let set for 24 hrs 5. seal with water based polyurethane...add new hardware

I already use stools like this, never thought of making the bars into shelves! So smart!

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I already use stools like this, never thought of making the bars into shelves! So smart!

anderson + grant: 10 Simple Ideas for Decorating Your Home {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #41}

10 Simple Ideas for Decorating Your Home {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #41}

ART IS BEAUTY: Gray and Copper Desk Makeover ~The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

ART IS BEAUTY: Gray and Copper Desk Makeover ~The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

Budget Bedroom Decorating Ideas | LiveLoveDIY  http://www.livelovediy.com/2013/02/bedroom-ideas-how-to-decorate-on-budget.html

Budget Bedroom Decorating Ideas | LiveLoveDIY http://www.livelovediy.com/2013/02/bedroom-ideas-how-to-decorate-on-budget.html

For this finished I used Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray stain for the first coat. I let it dry over night then I distressed the wood. I used 220 grit to lightly sand, focusing on the edges. The last color coat was a white glaze (a glazing medium + antique white latex paint). Finally, the clear coats. Fisherman's Wife Furniture: Master Bedroom Dresser Reveal

For this finished I used Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray stain for the first coat. I let it dry over night then I distressed the wood. I used 220 grit to lightly sand, focusing on the edges. The last color coat was a white glaze (a glazing medium + antique white latex paint). Finally, the clear coats. Fisherman's Wife Furniture: Master Bedroom Dresser Reveal

Weathered top. I used Annie Sloan's old white chalk paint, minwax stain in special walnut and general finishes Java gel stain.

Weathered top. I used Annie Sloan's old white chalk paint, minwax stain in special walnut and general finishes Java gel stain.

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