My last bedside table
I was so excited for this one because it was a technique I had never tried.
It was using VINEGAR and STEEL WOOL to stain wood.
The site I got the idea from said that their wood ended up looking a
and I was so excited as visions of Restoration Hardware came to mind.
it was not meant to be as mine ended up a redish orange.....
but here is the transformation.
(got this baby for $2.00)
mixture of vinegar and steel wool
(this sat for a couple of days to darken)
sanded the top down to bare wood
primed and painted the bottom.
started to stain with the vinegar.
(not going to lie, a little stinky)
Then it dried to a chalky reddish finish.
I wipe off the chalky looking dust.
and applied two coats of polyacrylic.
Turned a darker version
It dried lighter and slightly orange
*remember I was going for grey*
I ended up distressing the edges.
Not exactly what I was going for,
but it's in great shape and freshly painted.
I'm glad I tried this on something smaller.
I 'm not sure I would do it again.
I'm still on the hunt for an old greyish stain to do on a midcentury dresser.
Here are all three side tables
I think #1 was my favorite.