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Warm Wood Grain

The wood grain is what made this piece stand out to me and it is what makes it a showstopper as a finished piece. I’m so thankful to have gotten an order for it that includes keeping the grain as a feature rather than painting it. This warm wood grain two-toned piece will become a bathroom vanity in a new bath remodel.

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Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser

Material List:

  1. Furniture cleaner

  2. 3M sandpaper

  3. Paint in Driftwood, Chocolate, and Gravel Road

  4. synthetic bristle brush in Oval Medium

  5. Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator

  6. Satin clear coat

  7. Waxes in Black and Brown

  8. Redesign by Prima Deco Mold

  9. Redesign by Prima Gilding Waxes in Vega and Shiny Star

  10. Amazing Resin

1. Strip and sand any portions that will remain wood. Sand with 80, 120, then 220 grit sandpaper. Apply 2 coats of Weathered Wood Accelerator.

Add Gel Stain for a more dramatic look, seal with clear coat

Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser before


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Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser

2. Apply a base coat of paint in Driftwood, let dry overnight.

Apply a second coat of Driftwood, using a spray mister to keep your paint wet, blend in Chocolate and Gravel Road for shading with your Brush in oval medium size.

Apply a coat of satin clear coat



Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser

Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser

You can watch me blend this paint in my video!


3. Using your Redesign with Prima Decor Mould, pour in a 1:1 mix of Amazing Resin and let dry. Attach the caste to your piece using E6000 adhesive.

Update vintage hardware using Redesign with Prima Gilding Waxes

4. Using Wax in Brown and Black use a small brush to shade areas and emphasize details.

Add final coat of satin clear coat

Watch as I add finishing details with Wax


One of my favorite staging techniques is using dramatic artwork to set the feel of a piece, and this canvas definitely does just that! With some towels and a wash pitcher of flowers, this warm wood grain dresser is bathroom ready!

Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser

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Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
Warm Wood Grain - Two Tone Dresser
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