Advanced Restoration Skill Level

Grey Buffet

Grey wood is becoming more and more popular! This grey buffet is just one more of the beautiful pieces I have revived this year. This piece was definitely a challenge, which I do admit I love. However I wanted to share with you today how I was able to create this color grey for this buffet.

Always Start With a Sample

Depending on the type of wood the stain won’t always change the look much. Take a look at my samples below. The grey and walnut colors almost look the same. So I decided that I would lighten the wood up a little and then stain grey.

The Formula

This project I did start with raw wood. So I stripped all of the old finish off and sanded before testing out my wood stain colors.

I used General Finishes White Wash then Greystone over the top. I also did one toner coat of General Finishes Greystone with a little walnut mixed in. Then to finish it off two coats of clear finish.

If you want to learn more about toners please visit my blog here. I know toners can be a tad confusing but it is a mixture of clear finish and stain. Usually about 20% stain (strained) and 80% clear finish. This makes the finish colored but yet still transparent. This way you gradually build to a color or add a touch of another color to achieve the perfect color for you piece.

Before, Middle, After

Because grey is so popular right now General Finishes now has several different grey to choose from check then out here. I enjoy the grey you can keep all the wood grain and bring it to a more modern and classic look.

Thanks for reading and happy grey staining.

Many Blessings

Tara Lou

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Tara Lou

Mama, wife, furniture connoisseur, small business owner, nature-lover, homebody, hunter.

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