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Refinishing golden/honey oak cabinets to a gray stain

6 years ago

Ok, I'm new at this. My entire kitchen is OAK -- golden/honey stain. I am updating my kitchen to an eclectic, industrial look on a budget. Please tell me the easiest and cheapest way to achieve a gray cabinet with some of the brown tones of the wood coming through, and wood grain. Not sure if 'weathered' is what I'm trying to achieve; as I don't want a country look and no blue undertone. I am toying with the idea of gel stain OR the ceruse (liming) technique. If I did the ceruse technique; thinking of tinting the wax to a gray instead of white. Any advice and/or expertise would be appreciated.

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