I learned something very, VERY valuable at my Annie Sloan workshop. When painting stained furniture from the 30's and 40's use a coat of Zinsser Shellac to seal up the stain and prevent bleed through. For some reason the stain used during this time always bleeds through paint.

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Restyling light cabinets and furniture into darker statement pieces is a popular choice now. Pickled pink oak, honey colored maple and golden oak are some of the many of the colors that I&#8…

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How to strip and restain a dresser (this used to be a light oak!) - Citri-strip Spray stripper, Cabot Stain in Maple Leaf, polyurethane, and new pulls

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