See How This Woman Transforms a Table By Stain Shading

I’ve never heard of stain shading before, so when I saw this project I was literally amazed. I started looking for some beautiful projects and was fortunate to get in touch with Misty.

DIY Sunflower Table Stain Shading. How to transform an old boring table into a gorgeous dining table with stain shaded sunflower. #diy #stain #table #makeover #decorhomeideas
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So, today I would like to show you an amazing project created by Misty from Memaw’s House which is a very talented artist and agreed to share with us some more details on how to make a similar one.

She loves to stain shading anything and everything she can and it looks like there is a good reason for doing so, as her projects are really cool.

For this project she had a table top because she had used the legs for on another project and a base that she had sitting around just waiting for a top.

She feels it definitely leans towards the primitive style and she just loves how it turned out. So are we!

She has sent us a few pictures of the process.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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She started by sanding the top using a 120 grit paper and did not go higher as she likes how 120 grit sized paper leaves the surface for shading a design.

It’s not too ruff which makes the stain bleed but it is smooth enough that when she is finished she gets a nice clear image and it seals perfect.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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This is how it looks with all surfaces sanded and ready for the image to be applied.

She is drawing the sunflower on top freehand with a regular pencil, making sure to do it lightly.

As she adds the stain and finish the pencil marks disappear.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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Table top is all set up to start shading with the stain.

Tip: Do not do this with a stain that has poly in it as it will not work and you will have a mess.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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This photo is after first layer of stain is done. She usually goes over 2 times.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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Finished. It’s sealed with Varathane poly acrylic, 3 coats.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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Another shot of the table top.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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Looks incredible.

DIY Table Sunflower Stain Shading
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You can see more of her projects at Memaw’s House

Table Transformation
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