Welcome to Part 2 of my Road-Rescue Series using General Finishes Products. I’d like to do some more of these ‘series-posts’… they’re kind of fun… and I hope you’re enjoying these before and afters.
When I first laid eyes on this writing desk, I wasn’t going to stop to pick it up. The top looked really beaten and un-salvageable.
After taking a closer look-see (sometimes it pays to slow down to investigate) I realized the veneer top was peeling off from water damage but the wood underneath looked pretty darn good.
Lucky me… a little work but an easy fix!
Once the veneer was all removed, (7 easy tips & tutorial here) the top was stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The stain was aggressively wiped off in areas to create an old look where it would have naturally worn with regular use.
The set was painted in Miss Mustard Seeds Tricycle Milk Paint and Glazed with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
The GF Van Dyke Glaze is very similar to the GF Gel Stain. Looks the same, smells the same and is just as easy to work with. No runny mess and easy to apply.
I did find I had to work quickly with this glaze as it wasn’t leaving me much “play” time before it dried, however I L-o-V-e the ‘old-world-effect’ it provided for this piece.
Stay tuned for the final Part #3 of the Road-Rescue Series when I’ll be painting with General Finishes Milk Paint. I’m really looking forward to giving it a try because I’ve heard rave reviews. If you missed Part #1 on General Finishes Gel Stain you can find it here.
If you have any questions or comments about General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, I’d love to hear them!
And don’t forget to check back in next week. I’ll share some tips and techniques I used to remove this damaged veneer.
Enjoy your day!