This week's guest blogger is Korrie. She has an absolutely adorable blog! Check out this repurposed card catalog she shared with us today.
Today I thought I’d share a project I finished for MYSELF this fall. Far too often I get involved in projects that don’t ever stay in my home…but this was an exception!
Last summer (I didn’t say I did it quickly), I came across a card catalog in the local classified ads.
I couldn’t send my sister after it fast enough (I’m good that way).
I love it, but I wasn’t crazy about the bland medium-oak finish.
This spring I discovered a MIRACLE product: General Finishes Gel Stain. With it, you can darken an existing wood stain without completely removing the original finish—you just have to scuff it up a little. (See this post for a more complete description of how to use it.)
I chose to use the stain in Antique Walnut for this project, and this is what I ended up with!
I used three coats of stain, wiped on with a sock, and let each coat dry for about 24 hours in between.
I love the new color, and the fact that there are some variations of light and dark shades. Some might call that user error, but I prefer to think of it as character!
The card catalog sits in our front-room-home-office, and I see it and smile every day now.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the other office projects, I’d love for you to come visit Red Hen Home!
Thanks for inviting me to visit, Katie!
How cute is that? And her office is AMAZING. Go check out her blog for more cute things!