When you hear the word STAIN, what image pops into your head? Is it that dark spot on your carpet that you just can’t get rid of? A favorite white shirt that you dripped spaghetti sauce on? Perhaps, it is a nice piece of wood that has been stained?
For me, most of the time, it is that favorite shirt that I have ruined by dripping food or coffee on. Just call me Grace. I don’t have many clothes without either paint stains and/or coffee and/or food stains! Paint stains alone on my clothes does not get them banished from wardrobe….If it did, I would be in real trouble!
However, what I am writing about today is a GOOD stain! Yes, there is such a thing. It is CeCe Caldwell’s Stain + Finish. It come in four nutty colors: Walnut Grove, Hickory, Savannah Praline and Kukui.
What’s different about our natural Stain + Finish? As the name implies, the finish is built-in, so there is no need to add a separate top coat to finish your project. Another great thing about it is the smell, or rather, lack thereof. No stinky, “You can’t bring that piece into the house yet,” smell. It is also quick drying, so you can finish a project in single day. One more thing that makes it a good stain is the ease of application. First time stainers can use Stain + Finish with the confidence that they will have a great result. Stain Made Easy!
√ Easy to Use
√ No nasty smell
√ Build in top coat
√ Quick drying
√ Water based
Since this is Friday Favorites, I thought I would share some of my Pinterest picks for the week. Make sure you take a look at my Friday Favorites board for the ones that are not included in this post.
First I am going to introduce you to Kukui Stain + Finish. It is our best selling color, so far. It looks great when paired with our Jersey Tomato, and I was quickly able to find three pins done in that combo. The first one is a hand made, 63 year old side table. It was pinned onto the Farm Gypsy board by Bridget Mason. This little table has a great story, that you can read here.
The other two are very similar! Both desks were painted Jersey Tomato and the tops finished with Kukui. One was found on the Full Circle Design Studio board and the other here but was redone by Karen at Redoux Interiors. See how similar they are.
Next up is Savannah Praline. The stain color reminds me of pralines, which are a favorite of my husbands. Yes, I have used them as a bribe when heavy lifting was required. It was found here and was stained Savannah Praline and Kukui by Susan owner of Paris Flea Market.
Hickory gets represented by this wonderful sign, by Dear Olympia. Taylor stained this board with Hickory Stain + Finish before painting it Carolina Sun Yellow. For y’all that don’t know, I am a Carolina girl, make some wicked biscuits, and, yes ma’am, have also been known to drink that southern wine: sweet tea.
That brings us to Walnut Grove Stain + Finish. It is exactly what you would expect from a walnut color stain. Again, I found two very similarly finished pieces. Michelle Cruz pinned the first one on her Sew Paint It board.
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Till next Friday,