Like super pleased and that doesn't always happen with my projects so Im extra excited to show you this one.
Let me start from the beginning and that is where I say that I have been hating my bedroom....like a lot. It wasn't how I wanted it and because I've promised myself I will be a mindful spender these days, going out and dropping a ton of cash on new nightstands, dresser, etc. wasn't in the cards...BOO to that! So I had to get creative and use what we already had. I knew I was done with the painted furniture look in here. Im all about stained wood that resembles anything Restoration Hardware. The trick was to get that look and really not spend very much at all.
This dresser was the first project to tackle....change this from a poorly painted white to something beautiful...easy, peasy!
This is what Tuff-Strip will do in about 10 minutes.....aaammaazzing!
I'm not going to lie, it can be a little messy but so worth it if you want to work fast.
After all the paint was off, I started to sand it all down. Now let me tell you, this is not some expensive antique I was dealing with. Actually, it was $8 from an auction so when this happened during sanding I wasn't surprised.
First, you start off with a vinegar and water solution and then you add a wool steal pad to it. Let it sit over night and in the morning Voila, grey stain!
The next step in the process was to brush the piece with some brewed tea from any 'ol tea bags.