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Wood Stains And Varnishes

Black wooden cladding - Huize Monnikenheide - 51N4E - photo by Dorothee Dubois

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Using different stains is an often neglected way of giving colour to an upcycled unit but as with this chest of drawers, its subtle and smart and gives a contemporary, cohesive look.

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This is an excellent example of stencilling where no paint is used! Instead you stencil with varnish, and then stain. The stain doesn't 'take' to the place where the varnish is (so it comes out clear wood colour). Its such a clever idea and means you don't loose the natural beauty of the wood. *Sourced from: http://indulgy.com/post/gxVezHxxf1/diy-furniture-stencilling

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from A Magical Childhood

10 Ways to Make Your Home Magical

absolutely can do this out of plywood.. just trace pattern onto wood, scroll saw, sand and stain/varnish...

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from Architectural Digest

Merger on Park

“The Balinese style allows the trade winds to circulate and gives an indoor-outdoor atmosphere to the rooms,” says Fernandez.The entranceway to Casa Grande Framina, which has flooring made of railroad ties.

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from DIY

What's the Difference Between Polyurethane, Varnish, Shellac and Lacquer?

What's the Difference Between Polyurethane, Varnish, Shellac and Lacquer? | Painting Ideas, How to Paint a Room or Furniture, Colors, Techniques | DIY

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IKEA HACK TARVA three-drawer dresser. Painted in Farrow and Ball Estate Emulsion: Blue Stone, Borrowed Light and Parma Grey then a clear matt varnish. Top and legs wood stained oak.

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