Earlier this week I told you I would give you the lowdown on a new find: Gel Stain. I tried it on a few simple projects and really liked it! In case you like what I've done, here's a photo of the product so you can get some yourself. It's Minwax Gel Stain in Brazilian Rosewood.
I started with this cheap frame from Goodwill. I liked the shape of it but not the color, so the Gel Stain was a perfect solution. I just glopped it on with a foam brush.
It took a few coats. I think really you are supposed to actually wipe it off in between coats, but because this frame was already sealed with some kind of polyurethane, it wasn't absorbing. So I treated it more like paint and just kept wiping coats on until I liked the way it looked.
I wanted a pretty dark wood to compliment the dark hardwood floors in my bathroom. I used the same technique on this simple shelf from Hobby Lobby.
Next time you are looking for a simple solution for a wood piece, think about the Gel Stain. And nope...no one paid me to endorse them! I just like easy and cheap! :)
Have a great weekend!