"Revealing the Grain in Oak Apply the paint - you may need to add a little water - by brushing it into the wood working every way to make certain it goes into the grain of the oak. Wipe off the excess several times until you have achieved the ook you are after. The first wiping will give it a translucent stain but if you wipe again he wood will look more like a limed oak with the paint just in the grain. Old White, Pure and Duck Egg Blue are good colours for this effect."
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A sunny biscuit hue kicks off this bedroom's comfy neutral color palette. Touches of glam lend a little spark. What we love: Mixing subdude with glam ensures this room is restful but sophisticated. Nailhead trim, a mirrored nighstand, and a gold-tone mirror shine against the warm walls and linen headboard and lampshade. Limiting the pattern to a single oversize paisley on the bedding also keeps in step with the subdued-yet-chic vibe.
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