M&M Embellishments
M&M Embellishments
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  • Franklin, PA

Sunflowers and Fall Go Hand in Hand, Don't Ya Think?!


I have been wanting to do my stained art of a sunflower for a long time, but never found the piece that spoke to me.
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
THEN, I came upon this oak table, which was really in good shape. I thought the oak would be a good piece because of it's yellow tones.
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
I stripped and sanded it down and then started my staining to allow it to SHINE!
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
I decided to try a new product on this one.... General Finishes Dye. There re pros and cons to the dye. I ended up going back to my go to stain - MinWax Ebony, but I finished up the detailing with the Dye.
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
I sealed the top first with Zinsser Seal Coat and then several coats of Varathane. I stained the legs and apron of the table in General Finishes java gel stain. And finished with several coats of Varathane.
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
sunflowers and fall go hand in hand don t ya think , painted furniture
To see more of this piece, you can check out my blog at http://www.mmembellishments.com/single-post/2016/08/26/Who-doesnt-love-Sunflowers
While you are there, you will be able to see more pieces of my stained furniture art!
ENJOY!

Suggested materials:

  • General Finishes Ebony Dye
  • General Finishes Java Gel Stain

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To see more: https://www.mmembellishments.com

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  • Cindy
    on Sep 8, 2016

    Is your table still for sale? What are the dimensions?

    • M&M Embellishments
      on Sep 9, 2016

      It IS for sale. It measures 32"w x 27 1/2" deep x 25" high. You can message me at info@mmembellishments.com for more info. I am taking it today to a festival that starts tomorrow. But I can put a sold sign on it if you want it. :)

  • Deb Hallford
    on Sep 20, 2016

    Hello....you said you did the shading with dye. Where did you purchase it? What did you use to apply the stain and dye?

    • M&M Embellishments
      on Sep 22, 2016

      Hi Deb, I use both stain and dye. I use General Finishes dyes, and I bought it from a local girl who sells GF. You can also get it online on their site. I use a variety of brushes when doing my stained artwork.

  • Kay Maue Toennies
    on Feb 28, 2017

    Will you share your sunflower pattern?

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  • Kaye
    on Jul 20, 2017

    Wow, just wow, normally I don't like this type of work but really how can I not. Thanks.
  • Aca2556121
    on Jun 17, 2018

    I am so inspired by your beautiful work! I hope mine comes out half as good. Thank you for sharing.

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