Here’s a handy tip for everyone: (ok, not everyone. This tip pertains to people who want to stain something without moving it). Does that describe you? If so, keep reading! If not … keep reading anyway!
Jennifer had put in some custom oak trim when she first bought her home. Fast forward a few years, and she was over its honey golden glow. But sweet heavens to Betsy she didn’t want to remove it! What a pain. Luckily, there exists such a thing as gel stain, which is a non-drippy type of stain that made it easy to transform her trim to a deep espresso color, which played a big part in the entire entryway makeover. Better!
She also made over this cabinet, that was not actually a cabinet yet, because she could never figure out how to attach the drawers and doors like she wanted. So she cut her losses, removed the top, plopped it on a set of matching legs, and it looks like it rolled out of the store that way! See more details on that on her blog Owen Family Six.
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