But just to be clear, regular paint style brushes are easier Purdy Stain Brush Minwax Poly Shades in Antique Walnut Minwax Poly Shades in Tudor (this is the closest shade to Espresso they have available now) Here it is with one coat. I ended up doing about 3 coats, letting it dry completely (read the can! If you just want to freshen up the color and shine you could stop at one coat. For and the cost of the Minwax Polyshades (of which I have a bunch left for other projects). I also did a quick update with 2 coats on this family room furniture….taking it from an “orange-y” oak to a beautiful, rich deep espresso/walnut color. (before pic is 9 years ago right after we moved into this house so excuse the mess. Aww, my son is a teenager now…sweet memories.) .I only have an “after” of the sofa table but it was the same “orange-y” color before.I wanted this one a bit darker so I mixed in more of the dark poly and layered the nightstand with two more coats. I think it is amazing stuff and I just love the ease of it.
To achieve a professional high-end look, rent an HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) paint sprayer from a rental store, then paint the piece using high-gloss lacquer in contrasting colors.
Our goal was to replicate the look of an old rustic Spanish styled cabinet and we'd like to know what you think. If you love it, keep reading because we're about to show you how we did it! I snatched up this old 70's pecan cabinet on Craigslist for .
It was love at first site with those intricate swirly details.
Designate storage space and add graphic punch with his-and-hers silhouette cut-outs added to cabinets or vanities.
To do this project, paint the cabinet or vanity a solid color, add trim around the edges of the door fronts, then attach the plywood his-and-hers silhouettes with liquid bonding adhesive.
I finished painting the rest of this cabinet using that technique which 1.