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My husband and I were gifted a table before we got married (meaning we've had it about 7 years now). I don't know how old it was before we got it. It ...
You don't need much for this project. Vegetable/fruit juice (amount will vary depending on what you are covering and how many coats you want to do) c...
For my stain I knew I wanted to go reddish. I ran half a bag of cranberries, 5 beets of varying sizes, and the arils of 1 pomegranate through my juice...
Prepare your surface. Wipe it clean, free of any debris or dust. If you want to mask part of it off, do so. I chose not to sand the surface. It has be...
Now the real fun begins! Brush/paint/rag on your stain! Try to work with the grain whenever possible. This first coat will most likely be the hardest,...
After 5 minutes, take your slightly damp rag and wipe the entire area that you just stained. Still try to work with the grain. A lot will come up on t...
Remember how I said I didn't sand, but the table had some sort of wax or oil at some point in the past? Well, a few areas still had a weak seal to the...
Keep working in manageable sections across your object. If you have clearly delineated sections that will help. You don't want your area so big that o...
Once you have your first coat done, you have a good idea how the stain is soaking into the whole piece and what color level you are at. If you like i...
Enjoy the beautiful new color you have brought into the wood! Let your piece dry completely (at least overnight) before moving on to either use as is ...
Even though I masked I got stain on the trim of my table. Probably faulty masking, honestly, but there it is. The stain was still partly damp. I was ...
Time to tidy up! This was my hand before I was even done with the first coat. I didn't mind (though I thought the ring line was rather funny) - but yo...
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I did a experimental piece with beet juice and did not apply a sealer. In about six weeks it went from reddish to brown. Maybe the sealer will keep that from happening. Thick coffee makes an interesting stain as does the classic steel wool rotted in water.
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