What is style and finish is this?

Old 05-22-05, 09:58 PM
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Question What is style and finish is this?

I hope someone can help me here. I can only describe it since I haven't found any pictures of this style and finish on the internet because I don't know what its called.

Let's use a buffet for example. The flat surface would have a dark "mission" style finish on them (shelves, back - as seen from the front, and the main top seperating the bottom and top of the unit). The rest of the unit would be black with an old look as if the edges were sanded down a bit.

I'm not sure if this is a specific style or not but I have seen several pieces done this way and the wife wants our new hutch and buffet (pine) and kitchenette table and chairs (ash) done in the same way.

Does anyone have any ideas what I'm looking at or how I can achieve this look?

Old 05-23-05, 06:23 AM
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Here's an example of a chair and table.

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I don't know the name of this either. I would stain first, then finish, follow with the painting after the finish over the stain has cured. The sanded areas are usually done to give an "antique" appearance to the piece.
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it looks more Shaker style than Mission, to me. if it were Mission, it'd have cool metal hardware (pulls), not the simple wooden knobs. and Mission furniture isn't usually distressed or painted - it's stained very richly, and is either oak or cherry.

when furniture is partly stained & partly painted, that's usually referred to as two-toned. and when the painted areas are sanded to look old, that's called distressed. lots of different furniture styles are finished this way - country, French country, cottage, etc. it's a nice, informal, homey look. very popular.
Old 05-23-05, 09:43 AM
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Thanks for the info. I thought there wasn't a specific style here but I only saw it on "Mission" style furniture. Guess I'll have to get cracking on my old bookshelf as a test. Let you know of the results

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