Calla Lily Stained Coffee Table

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I found this cherry coffee table with a high polished finish. I have been wanting to do a calla lily design so thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
I know it doesn't look highly polished in this photo, but it was. I had a heck of a time getting all of it off and really didn't. I stripped several times and sanded and it still wasn't bare wood. Leaving me with a weird streaky thing going on. But Idecided to go on with the design and see what happened.. worse thing would be I'd have to strip it back off.
This piece turned out significantly different than my other designs in that the design is a much more subtle effect.

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Suggested materials:
  • Minwax Ebony Stain
  • Velvet Finishes Rococo Paint   (
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  • M&M Embellishments M&M Embellishments on Jul 17, 2016
    William, are you not supposed to strip veneer? I was so confused when I was done .. like, why it would get off of there. I suppose that is why. So for future... how would I go about working with veneer with my staining process? - just have to paint?

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  • Ada Ada on Jul 17, 2016

  • William William on Jul 17, 2016
    It came out just beautiful! Fortunately the stripping and sanding didn't ruin the veneer. Great look, Great job!