“i gave the unit a light sand (it comes quite rough), and stained it with a mixture of floor stain, gold paint (you can only see it from close up) and water so it’s not too dark. i painted on the embellished letter with gold acrylic paint and the leafy embellishment with oils, the checkered pattern is just a black coloured pencil. then gave the whole thing a coat of sealer and since i didn’t have any real varnish on hand, i mixed some water with PVA glue, a tiny bit of stain and tiny bit of gold paint to give the monogram an aged look. and this is what i got:”
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