|Project by Chris Davis||posted 03-10-2009 03:12 PM||3652 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is a Murphy bed that was completed in March 2009. It is our Alpine version in a queen turned sideways. What makes this one unique is the two tone color. The top, crown, feet blocks, base, and the edge of the verticals were all stained a Dark Walnut with a Dark cherry stain. The face, headboard and two sides of the verticals were stain in a Gunstock from Minwax.
I’ve tried this type of finish before on a display that I didn’t really like the color of paint, so I just switch out some of the pieces and gave it a different look. This is where the customer got the idea from, the display I once had.
The hard part was finishing out the verticals that had both the colors on them. I had to wipe on the dye, instead of spraying it, to keep it only where I wanted it, on that front edge. I did the same with the stain. When I sprayed the lighter stain color for the rest of the vertical, I made sure the gun was angled , so I wouldn’t get overspray back on the edge. I also had to be careful with wiping not to contaminate the original color.
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