20140513-185958.jpgDuring (which is after a wiped own, paint & stain stripped ::wacka chicka wacka chicka:: and sanded with 50 and then 120 grit paper)

Using a custom stain which is 4 parts Dark Walnut to 1 part English Chestnut and one coat of semigloss poly.

I always thought it was weird that my dad mixed his own stains, but I get it. When you want to match an already aged stain or want to find just the right color to best compliment a piece- it makes sense to go the extra mile!