Bring on the Stain

Bring on the Stain
Today’s makeovers feature the often overlooked and ignored cousin of Paint – Stain.  It’s not Stain’s fault, he really is a great guy.  He’s just a little more subtle and subdued than that loudmouth Paint.  If you get a chance to spend some quality time with Stain, I think you’ll really come to appreciate his good qualities.  He’s classy and refined. He has a certain glow about him and always seems to bring out the best in others.  So let’s tip our hats to Stain, and to these stunning redos that he made possible.
I lovity love this dresser from Jill at Junky Vagabond.  It’s both masculine and elegant!  It’s masclegant!  It’s elemanly!  I’ll work on it …

And I also love this desk from art student Emily. She needed an upgrade from her flimsy drafting table and decided to refinish this relic to take its place.  I love how the stain brought out it’s character, which is a nice way of saying ‘flaws’ … but I’m kind of digging those flaws.  It looks weathered and worn, but also loved.  Our ol’ pal Stain took it from a wreck to a WOW!

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  1. Anonymous
    January 26, 2012 / 2:34 PM

    Do you know what the stain is on the desk? Beautiful!

  2. January 26, 2012 / 2:49 PM

    You are right stain is overlooked these days. I really like a white piece with a wood stained top or an all stained antique piece against a white wall.

    But I’m still waiting on my chalk paint to arrive to try my hand at painting something!


  3. January 26, 2012 / 3:23 PM

    that first one is fab…fabulous and femiline, how’s that?

  4. January 26, 2012 / 4:56 PM

    What an awesome new look. The first dresser is my favorite. So glad to have found you through our feature at Emily’s today 🙂

  5. January 26, 2012 / 5:22 PM

    Junky Vagabond rocked that refinish! Love it =)

  6. January 26, 2012 / 10:21 PM

    Thanks for the feature Lindsey! It’s always fun looking at your posts, and I’m honored to be spotlighted 🙂

  7. January 27, 2012 / 4:42 AM

    Those handles on the first dresser are so posh!!

  8. January 27, 2012 / 5:14 AM

    OMG, that first dresser is a Heywood Wakefield. Aggghghghghg!

  9. January 27, 2012 / 8:17 PM

    I know these ones didn’t need it, but I need some serious help on how to remove paint on a dresser without damaging it. I got the dresser from a friends when I was 12 and it already had 3+ coats of paint…

    How can I remove the paint to really make it look amazing when I refinish it???! Or at this point… do I just add to the layers?!!!


  10. January 31, 2012 / 7:36 AM

    The dresser is perfect!!

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