I LOVE General Finishes products and when Fab Furniture Flip girls hosted a contest using any I had to sign up. It was then posted the theme for this contest would be "geometric design". It did puzzle me for a minute but after looking thru my treasure trove of pieces to paint I came across this solid pine very geometrically designed end table. The thick wood top cried GF gel stain! Now I love me some java gel but decided to think outside the box. General Finishes was supplying 1 product for each contestant so I chose the new grey gel stain. For other great pieces I have done with GF products, be sure to check my Creative Moments Facebook page.
It finally arrived and I got busy as only had a week to finish now. I hauled the sturdy end table out side to sand thinking this would be easy. NOPE.. the shellac they used on these pine pieces is DURABLE! only the edges came off, so back inside to a coat of stripper.
Even this had a hard time and required a pile of scraping and left the stain layer, hmmm. Back outside and an hour later I had power sanded the top down to raw wood, whew!
Transition by General Paints.
Time for some added dimension, white glaze worked perfect giving hint of barn board too and more geometric design elements
Older pieces have seen love, I like to keep them with some of this character, it also adds forgiveness to future years of wear. To add even more geometric lines I distressed all horizontal edges and the front door panels
and then some added glam, square mercury glass knobs were added after existing dated hardware holes were filled pre painting.
the finished project ;)
before and AFTER
Thank you to General Finishes for the provided can of gray stain to use on this "Geometric Design" contest piece. I really like the end result, what do you think?
Check out many other great pieces entered in this month's contest as well as past months, stop by the Fab Furniture Flippin website. Or check out the contest hosts pages below and if interested in participating in a future contest please contact email@example.com
Evey of Evey's Creations (Co-Creator)
Stacy of Anastasia Vintage (Co-Creator)
Charlotte of Ciburbanity
Lynn of Fern Avenue
Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street
I have received some of the product used in this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own. This post contains a sponsored link for General Finishes