Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blue Bar Makeover Using Gel Stain and Paint.

 Hello again my Beauties!
Its time for another Makeover, using a product I have never used before!

 I started with this fun little bar that I had purchased at a garage sale for $5
You can see that it had seen plenty of use and was a bit beat up.

 Recently I had purchased some General Finishes Java Gel Stain. 
I had never tried the Gel Stain before and was anxious to see how this would work out.
The top was pretty bad.
SO I had my fingers crossed that I would have to pull out my sander.

 I lightly sanded the top with a small piece of sand paper just to make sure there was no glue or boogers..(you know how often I get blessed with boogers on my thrift pieces...EWWW)
Once that was done I wiped it off with some windex, let it dry and put on my Gel Stain.
IT WAS SO EASY!! I wiped it on...let it dry and did another coat.
THAT was IT! No sanding and staining...just clean and wipe.
For the base I mixed up a custom color I like to call Blue Jean Blue and painted the base.
I waxed and distressed the base and she was ready to be photographed.

 Can you say LOVE!!!
Doesn't that look like wood grain.?!
That is just from me wiping and putting pressure in certain spots when wiping.
It gives it a faux grain look.

This was honestly one of the easiest makeovers I have done to date!
As for the Java Gel Stain!!! 2 thumbs up! 
I plan on using it again and again!

I hope you enjoyed the latest makeover!
Until next time...
Go Make someones day BEAUTIFUL!