Emily and her mom like to redo unwanted furniture in their spare time, and they blog about it at Namely Original. This second hand sofa set was in good enough condition to use in their own living room, but they weren’t loving the blonde wood.
With some careful sanding and staining, Emily and her mom made that blonde go brunette! The darker stain on the wood is much more complimentary to the natural linen-look upholstery. It definitely gives the entire room a richer feel. I’m impressed that they had the guts to apply stain right next to upholstery–I think I might have overlooked this living room set just because of that. Good to know there’s a right way to do this that yields gorgeous results!
You can get tips for staining furniture like this at Namely Original.