Sunday, June 19, 2011
I made two new doors with faux contrast wood edging. I love to combine paint and stain together. It is easy to simulate light wood grain with a light coat of paint and some glaze. 1/2" Luan wood is perfect for the door construction, the new front pieces and the top. I love Faux Effects Stain and Seal (http://www.fauxeffects.com/) It is a water based gel stain that comes in many colors. There is no need to poly after since the sealer is in the product however, I used my favorite matte finish poly, Modern Master's Dead Flat Varnish, (http://www.modernmastersinc.com/ ) because I wanted a dull finish. This poly is amazingly tough and wonderfully matte. It is a great product when you want a non shiny finish.
The result was a fantastic desk that both my husband and I loved!