but I WAS going to get this vinegar stain right.
and I'm proud to say that I did.
A nice dark smokey brown
(almost like a black walnut)
Here was my mistake.
When I did
I follow the instructions and used
apple cider vinegar,
which if I would have continued reading produces a reddish brown.
Whereas plain vinegar with steel wool will produce
a smokey brown.
This is the little side table before transformation.
that price tag says $5.00
The top was in really bad condition.
So I sanded it right down to bare wood.
Flipped it upside down to protect the top while I primed and painted the legs.
Then I flipped it back over and noticed
that it already had a
staring at me so I taped it off.
I did the edges too and then pulled out the middle piece of tape because I'm lazy and didn't want to get out a tape measure and I saw someone else do this. Thanks someone else, I'd love to give you credit if I could remeber where I saw you.
Primed and painted the exposed wood. Pulled off the tape and used my vinegar stain over the whole top. Instantly I knew I had
It really is such a beautiful colour.
( I'm using it again on my next piece.)
I've also tried putting pennies in some vinegar, which is supposed to turn the wood slightly blue.
Wish me luck.
Love this little table.