April 27, 2016

Antique Weathered Dresser Makeover

Antique Weathered Dresser Makeover using #Weatherwood Stains and #RoyalStencils on fg2b

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-

Antique Weathered Dresser Makeover using #Weatherwood Stains and #RoyalStencils on fg2b

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.

Antique Weathered Dresser Makeover using #Weatherwood Stains and #RoyalStencils on fg2b

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. 

Antique Weathered Dresser Makeover using #Weatherwood Stains and #RoyalStencils on fg2b

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.

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