I love this most recent project so I'm pretty excited to show you. I picked up this really cool wall hanging that has an ornate carved detail to it. When I spotted it at the thrift store I knew I had to just grab it right then. The thing didn't even fit in my cart because it's so big, but I made it work just to get it up to the register. It had a small hairline crack in it so I asked them if they would take $10 for it rather than the original $15 tag it had. They said yes!
While I was working on my kitchen hutch project, I decided to put the same dark walnut stain on this as I was using on the hutch. So I applied a liberal amount of the stain and let it sit on for a couple minutes. Then I wiped off some of it using an old t-shirt.
I wasn't totally happy with how it looked... so I put some black glaze over the top of the stain using a paint brush to work it onto the surface. So much better!
I was a little worried about using glaze over the top of the stain, but it worked out really well! I just love it :)
Link back to a party here!