Oh friends, sometimes I look at a piece, and it just sings to me! This lovely little number is all there is beautiful in staining old beloved antiques.
Krizia from Oak & Olive Vintage is a professional furniture artist and this was a commissioned piece. Like all strip and stain pieces, certainly this was a labor of love, but oh-so-worth it! Here's how you can get the look-
To get this look you'll must begin with an antique oak piece + Reclamation stain. If you were to begin with a new piece of furniture, you would get a very dark charcoal color- but as wood ages, the tannins become less powerful. That gives you gorgeous "just barely gray" look.
Krizia stripped the little dresser, you can use citri-strip or just sand it. Remove the dust from the piece and you're ready to stain.
Next, apply Weatherwood's Reclamation stain- but brush it on and allow it to dry naturally.
Krizia used a darling stencil. She said it looks like a thousand rainbows, but I think it's adds the look of lace over the worn wood.
Seal the wood with furniture wax and you're ready to go.
I'm sure the new owner will love this little dresser- I sure do. I've been obsessed with this slightly weathered gray look for the past year! You can see more of Krizia on her blog | Etsy | FB | Insta.