Another chest box that I upcycled, this time using stain. Seriously beginning to wonder where the heck all these boxes are coming from. If you want to read up on my other chest box revamp, have a peek here and here. This one is for all the timber, himself has been chopping away for the winter months.
Here’s the before picture, don’t ask what I was thinking, but I went through a phase of painting everything in red at once stage! I used my sander to get most of it off but I had to use some paint stripper to get more of the stubborn paint off.
And here it is after I sanded it down to the butt, nice eh? I kept with a geometric design but decided this time to use stain instead of paint, to fill in the blank bits. Using frog tape, I marked out the design.
Using the stain, I lightly applied it in some parts and in other parts I applied it heavy, just to see what kind of effect would come up. I used a cloth to apply the stain and wore gloves. The stain I used was just some I had in my garage, nothing special but I do like the colour it gives. It was called Indian rose wood. The other stains I had were too light, I thought.
Here it is during the process, I had just applied the stain and was buffing it into the wood.
Here is it is all finished. What do you think? Oh and I did seal it with some clear varnish to protect it. All in all, it didn’t take too long to do, the sanding was the hard bit, but I actually like sanding. You can see the grain of the wood coming through the naked wood, I think it gives a nice effect. You can see below, the front and and back, of the finished piece.
Till next time !