Knotty pine from basswood

by brae  

I had a slight staining mishap while working on the Spring Fling.  I used my favorite IKEA stain, antique.  Well, the can was a little old and had bits of coagulated stain floating in it.  I didn't realize this until after I started to apply it, of course.  By then, I had to just go with it and stain all of the pieces to match.

Once dry, the ratty bits smoothed out with a light sanding but left darker spots as expected.  This ended up being a happy accident since the basswood looked like knotty pine.  Not a bad finish after all.

Once this project is done, I'll be pouring the stain into kitty litter for disposal, but I like the results this one time.  :]

7 comments

Comment from: Daphne K [Visitor]
A happy accident indeed! Realized this with my cans of IKEA stains too. Guess this means another trip to the big blue store!
06/13/13 @ 04:42
Comment from: Ruth [Visitor]
I like the way that looks! Some of the greatest things come out of accidents :)
06/13/13 @ 11:08
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
Hi brae! Isn't this what is known as "Serendipity"? A happy accident! elizabeth
06/13/13 @ 12:17
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
It looks so warm and cozy! :)
06/13/13 @ 15:45
Comment from: Cynthia [Visitor]
Looks great. Love the faux graining effect. I have to tell you that sharing the "bumps in the road" and how you deal with them is one of the best things about your blog. Your work is incredible.
06/14/13 @ 14:44
Comment from: Tee Bylo [Visitor]  
Ha! That is one of the wonderful things about the creation of our 'Small' Worlds that a painting 'blip' or a design error can often lead to a fantastic result! I love the 'knotty pine' effect and your blog is as always - fabulous! Kind regards, Tee PS: You may enjoy the book 'Finishing Touches' (The Art of the Painted Finish) by Jessica Ridley (1988). It is freely available on Amazon at a ridiculously low price considering that the contents are fabulous!
06/22/13 @ 08:34
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :D I'll definitely check out that book.
07/08/13 @ 12:22


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