This is an excellent example of stencilling where no paint is used! Instead you stencil with varnish, and then stain. The stain doesn't 'take' to the place where the varnish is (so it comes out clear wood colour). Its such a clever idea and means you don't loose the natural beauty of the wood. *Sourced from: http://indulgy.com/post/gxVezHxxf1/diy-furniture-stencilling
Here's an easy fix for those raw sanded down edges and corners that can ruin your furniture finish! After you've applied and sanded your last coat of paint, use a Q-tip to re-stain all raw edges and corners. | Pottery Barn Knock-Off Tutorial
Lovely Annie Sloan piece shared with us by Michelle Tucker who also has a Facebook page called My Vintage Home - Thanks for sharing Michelle 'Our first farmhouse table in graphite. So pleased with the results'