When considering a furniture rehab project, my mind very rarely goes to wood stain. I’m a custom color sort of girl, and traditional stains have always seemed too reddish or light for my taste. I like my stained furniture to be quite dark brown, and you can only have so much dark furniture in a room.
I had never really considered the fact that stain can be mixed in a range of colors other than brown, but upon further investigation, I found that it can be. I think the key to a good custom stain color is to keep it a natural color – kind of like your hair color. Save your bright colors for painted furniture (although, I have seen brightly stained pieces AND people with bright blue hair that totally rock, so I wouldn’t say it’s a “rule” by any means).
Using the following pieces as inspiration, I’ve decided to go with a custom mixed grey stain for our top secret lumber yard project.
We are thiiiiiiis close to being finished building and will begin staining soon. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. And if I hate it, there’s always paint. 🙂
What are your thoughts on wood stain colors?