Oak Dresser Makeover

We’ve tried before to redo an oak dresser with a gradient ombre stained finish, but sometimes oak doesn’t take the stain colors as well as pine or a softer wood so it didn't come out right. I''m glad we decided to give it another go!
We painted the outside with a black enamel and heavily distressed it.
We sanded down into the oak pretty deeply. We needed the grain to take the stain. Then we stained the drawers in this order with these colors:
1st drawer (top) – all natural (no stain applied just a protective clear coat)
2nd drawer – Minwax 1 coat of Early American
3rd drawer – Minwax 1st coat Early American – 2nd coat Dark Walnut
4th drawer – Minwax 2 coats of Dark Walnut
5th drawer – Minwax 1 coat of Ebony
Sometimes seeing it in a picture is helpful!
Transformation complete

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