Empire Dresser with Custom Gel Stain Mix

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"When I started on this 102 year old Empire dresser I would never have guessed it would end up like this! This gorgeous ribbon veneer was hidden from the world under a deep opaque cherry stain for far too long.   My client had a preferred color but also understood that wood furniture can have a mind (and color) of its own, and old finishes can penetrate so deep that sometimes you aren’t left with a lot of options. I am pleased to report that my hours of stripping and sanding paid off and with the help of General Finishes stains I was able to exceed the client’s expectations!   A custom stain mix of General Finishes Gel Stains—Black, Antique Walnut & Nutmeg—was the perfect combo to accentuate the hidden beauty of this wood grain! The new finish was also protected with GF’s HPTC(High Performance Topcoat) in satin for years of durability.   I am glad I was the girl who got to show this one the light... sometimes I even surprise myself with the results!" - That FlippinFurniture Girl    
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The FlippinFurniture Girl
Post Date
February 1, 2019