Nuts Just Nuts!!!!
Hope you are warm and cozy where ever you are.
This table in my dining room is becoming the never ending project. I just can't seem to get it right. I did the redo on my whole kitchen in less than a week and this table is taking forever!
Most of the problem is I have red oak planks and they want to take on an orange tone to almost all the light stains I have tried. Then I went to darker stains and some of them were too dark.
So here is where I am at and need some opinions.
|As you can see I tried several colors of stain. The only natural one I liked was not a stain but butcher block oil on the natural wood. You can see that sample upper right corner of picture.|
|The lighter stains were coming out too much like the floor and taking on an orange color. Then I tried darker stains and they were too red and dark for me.|
|Then I painted this area with white flat paint and then put a glaze over the top. It came out kind of grey. I was not liking that too much.|
|Then out of frustration I just painted the whole thing with one coat of white flat paint.|
|It looked a little chippy with only one thin coat on the surface.|
|Then I thought before giving up and giving it a second coat of white and calling it a day. I would try the glaze one more time. This is one coat going on. You brush it on and then wipe it off with a cloth.|
|It came out really light as you can see in this picture and uneven with just one coat of glaze so..........|
|I added one more coat of glaze and wiped it down and let it sit over night to really soak in and dry.|