So, this has been on my list of things to try and I finally got a chance!  My client wanted that beachy, driftwood, rustic feel to her dresser and two nightstands.  I knew exactly how I wanted to create that look.  Vinegar and Steel Wool!  I didn't know how much I was going to need for these 3 pieces so I took 2 good size mason jars and filled them up with white vinegar about 3/4 full and put two pieces of fine grade, 0000 grade steel wool in the jar.  I let it sit for 4 days.   First the pieces were sanded down with my orbital DeWalt. I love that tool!!!  I also used this new sander, , it's a Ryobi Detail Sander, a nice addition to my collection :)   The wood was pine and had that typical orangey tinge to it.  Sorry, before picture  is non-existent! I think I just got to anxious to start and forgot, definitely happens! 
I used some white cotton cloths to apply the stain.  Gloves are a must! I only needed one coat of the natural stain.  
I love the smell of this chemical free wax I used!  It's called Howard Citrus Shield.  Great product, a little spendy, but worth it.  Glass knobs are from Anthropologie.  Totally love the outcome and so did the client. 



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    Mandy

    Beauty on a Budget!  Former teacher turned furniture painter extraordinaire, who would have thought :) I live in sunny San Diego but more specifically on Coronado island, my fairytale home.  I love being a mom, wife, friend and entrepreneur.  Besides "Garage 36" I have been fortunate enough to own a business with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Helping people get the best skin of their lives and helping them grow their own business.  I really enjoy working from home on my terms and create my own lifestyle.

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