Drifting and Dark

Drifting and Dark
I’ve been out thrifting plenty of times and seen this type of furniture. Very ’80s.  Rounded edges. Light stain. No hope of ever un-eighties-ifying it. At least, that’s what I always thought, but big surprise! I was wrong!  If just so happens that if you give it a whitewashed look by applying a light coat of chalk paint and roughing it up a bit, it will turn out very driftwoody and beachy.  I really am impressed! 
See the whole tutorial on Wendy’s blog HerBallistic Garden.

Korrie from Red Hen Home also found herself in charge of making over a dresser with a similar style. Only she got all Darth Vader on it and went to the dark side with an espresso gel stain.  I’ve never used such a product, but Korrie really sings its praises, and I can see why.  It looks fan-flipping-tastic.  Apparently the gel stain also has a chocolate pudding-like consistency, which is reason enough to give it a try right there.

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  1. May 3, 2012 / 2:58 PM

    That dark espresso dresser looks fantastic! Straight out of a magazine!

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  2. May 3, 2012 / 3:19 PM

    Thanks for featuring Zack’s dresser,Lindsey!

  3. Anonymous
    May 3, 2012 / 4:45 PM

    Love that dark color!

  4. May 3, 2012 / 7:32 PM

    Thanks for posting about my coffee table Lindsey! I’m honoured! xo wendy

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