After a disaster with "Polyshades" I found my new best friend- java gel stain. I refinished my kitchen cupboards, several end tables, a crate and even a laminated dresser. Love this stuff! (Best Paint For Kitchen Cabinets)
All natural (mostly) wood stains! A handful of pennies in vinegar will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.
Gonna do this to the hutch left in the house. DIY: How To Add Fabric To Furniture - using cornstarch & water. Great way to spruce up your furniture easily & inexpensively! And it's easy to remove & won't damage your furniture.
My Passion For Decor: White And Neglected Craigslist Dresser Turned Green Beauty - she used Happy Camper green by Behr plus chalk paint for the sides. The top is one coat of red mahogany stain, then 1 coat Jacobean, then 2 coats Annie Sloan dark wax.