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smokey847 09-22-2012 11:34 PM

What do I need to do to give my vanity this patina?
Our vanities are old late 80s dark-stained oak cabinets. We're getting ready to get new marble tops and I would love to finish off the wood with this look and patina. Could anyone provide any suggestions on how to match this? Thanks!$605w$

Brushjockey 09-23-2012 06:37 AM

Oak will never look like that wood, the grain is too pronounced.
With more than a little skill you could over color with a tinted varnish- that looks pretty flat so maybe Modern Masters true Flat varnish.
If you're wood is already pretty dark it might not be enough of a change- in that example you have a variety of tones showing through, so there needs to be some light ones there.
Might be a job for a pro Faux painter.

user1007 09-23-2012 07:10 AM

Go to the library and get some books on faux finishing and working with glazes. Then experiment. Then if it doesn't work out and just looks like mud, hire a faux finisher.

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