A Little Nutmeg Gel Stain is All You Need

This summer has already been filled with some incredible dump store finds and last week was no different!

On my last trip to the dump store I found this incredibly beautiful bread bowl sitting under a pile of dusty treasures.  It is hand-made and you can tell that someone really took their time to craft it.  It is so simple and perfect.  A true farmhouse piece.hand crafted farmhouse breadbowl The only issue I had with my new bowl, if you can even call it an issue, was that it had a bit of an orange tinge.  I am not sure what kind of wood it is made out of, but it definitely looked orange.  It was so lovely though I really didn’t want to do anything to it that would take away from its beauty in any way.General Finishes Gel Stain in NutmegI decided I would just rub the teeny, tiniest amount of General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain onto it to darken it up.

It was perfect.  It darkened it up just enough to take away the orange and highlight the gorgeous wood grain and imperfections.rubbing on General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg onto a raw wood bread bowl  I rubbed it down with a coat of Tung oil to finishes it off and that was it.  Sometimes, a little stain really is all you need!Blue and beige burlap flowers in a wooden bread bowlBread bowl with burlap flowers inside of it

If you would like to learn to make the burlap flowers in the bowl, you can find the video with the step-by-step directions here… 

I also found this gorgeous, vintage paint-by-numbers recently too.
I am completely smitten by it!
Not only is the fall scene gorgeous but something about it just screams nostalgia to me. Maybe because way back in the depths of my memory, I remember a few similar paintings hanging in our cottage when I was a kid.  Or, maybe, it just instantly pulls me back to a simpler time. Either way, I was instantly drawn to it and still can’t believe that I found it at the dump 😉vintage paint-by-numbers artIf you missed some of the other dump “store” finds from this summer, check them out here, here and here.

2 Comments on " A Little Nutmeg Gel Stain is All You Need "

  1. Lisa

    Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! I’d love to own a dough bowl as lovely as your someday 🙂 Thanks for linking your project up with Vintage Charm!

    1. Lisa

      Isn’t it so pretty? I have always wanted a bread bowl and to think that this was free?! I feel very lucky. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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