Some of my favorite things to play with (because they’re cheap and easy!) 1. Minwax Express Color is a quick way to add stain, it’s blendable, and easy to clean up. 2. ArtMinds laser cut frames are so cute! I bought mine at the NYC Michaels. 3. I’m not too sure about the eco benefits of using natural brushes versus nylon, but this little guy was 45 cents. 4. Ramie twine can be found in the floral section of your craft store. It’s a great way to add a rustic look to a project.
Before staining, I recommend that you sand the countertop, preferably with an orbital or mouse type sander that won't damage the wood. I started with 120 grit and finished with 200 grit. The countertop is Pronomen Beech, stained with a mix of Olympic Dark Walnut (80%) and a Minwax Mahogany (20%). We used a small measuring cup to measure the two oil-based stains into a canning jar after testing multiple colors individually and not liking what we saw. I personally prefer applying thinner coats
Over Toilet Linen Cabinet by BeckWoodworking on Etsy, $150.00Linen Cabinet can be wall-mounted and is 16"W X 50"H and 10"D. Originally designed to be mounted over a toilet. Made of solid 3/4" pine and finished with your color choice of either MinWax Stain or Nontoxic paint. Custom sizes available, feel free to contact us with your preferences.
Oddly enough this may be useful at some point - Whether it’s an antler mount hanging outside on the barn or a shed found in the woods, antlers that have been bleached by the elements can be restored to a natural color with Minwax Golden Oak stain. Rub it on with a cotton cloth and let dry. One coat usually does the trick, but you can repeat until you’ve achieved the desired coloration.
Refinishing Mid-Century Interior Doors — To restore beautiful blond wood doors to their original appearance, Sara in Arizona strips the paint off of the doors and then applies stain and lacquer. ... (I refinished nine similar doors in our 1950s house, except that our doors were originally a medium shade of warm brown, which I tried to match with Minwax English Chestnut. I used Orange Stripper, and it worked very well!)
with a watering can - to get sand off the feet at the door. Martha sez use cedar or mahogany 2 X 2′s. At Lowes 2.75 for four feet (two planks) = pricey. pine =1.50 for eight feet (four planks). I gave them a coat of stain (English Chestnut by Minwax) and polyurethane. I polyed them pretty heavily in hopes that it would help them not to warp.
I built a simple frame with 1 x 2's and then attached lattice strips to the front of it with a nail gun. Then I stained it with Minwax Special Walnut and printed a few stencils off the computer. I just used plain white for the words and then, to give "Drive-In Theatre" some pizazz, I took a pencil and dipped the eraser end in black paint and added dots in the words to resemble lights.
After the top was stripped it was sanded to a very smooth finish and stained in Provincial stain by Minwax. It was then poly'ed with a wipe on poly in satin finish. The base was painted in "rapture blue" by Sherwin Williams, and then distressed by hand with 160 grit sandpaper. The body was then wiped with some Provincial stain on a rag to give it the antiqued look.
After this is how it was done: Remove all hardware sand lighty. Use Annie Sloan Chalk paint. After it has totally dried sand again in all the area that I you want distressed. If finished and the peice needs depth take a q-tip some stain and go back over some of the places that I have sanded.. Then seal it with waxes from Annie Sloan as well. Also use minwax and added my own stain or color to it.
blogger Bryn Alexandra writes: "Buy Minwax Water-Based Polycrilic protective finish. The exact stuff from the picture above. I have purchased so many different types of poly's... water based, wipe on poly, regular poly, even those that claim to be completely clear... They all leave ugly yellow stains on your furniture. This is the only poly that leaves your white actually white and not off white. Trust me on this. I've used both foam brushes and paint brushes for the poly step; ..."
Back when I found this end table in a dumpster, it was full of ink splatters and stained an olive green/light brown color. I stripped it, sanded it, and restained it using Minwax's Sedona Red wood finish. The hardware is original, but I updated it using Rustoleum's Aged Copper spray paint.
Minwax express color. I just used this on a table top for the first time and I am so stoked. It was so simple, no odor, and the color is awesome. It matches the rest of the table perfectly and I am so relieved because I did not want to sand and re-finish anything, but the top. So excited about this stuff!!!
Minwax 1 qt. Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner $12.97. Use Minwax 1 qt. Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner before staining new or bare wood surfaces for a beautiful, even stain. The wood conditioner penetrates the grain of the wood to promote uniform acceptance of water-based wood stains and helps to control the effect of grain raising on soft and hard woods while working to prevent streaking and blotching. Suitable for application on all soft and hard woods before using a water-base...