Quick Tip #2: Stain Your Wood With Coffee

Image via Re-Nest

Here is a super-dooper organic quick tip for you:

#2   Did you know you can stain your wooden furniture with coffee?! Yup, make a pot of (ground) coffee, leave it to brew overnight and then apply it with a brush to your sanded timber item. Stronger coffee equals a darker stain and weaker coffee a lighter tone. 

For more on this quick tip check out the Re-nest website: here


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Posted on August 4, 2011, in Quick Tips and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the tip Rose. Definitely going to remember this one!

  2. That coffee looks so strong and lethal – rather use it on the wood than pour it down my gullet!!!!

  3. It reminds me of staining paper with tea and then burning the edges to make the paper look old…..for school projects as a kid!

  4. TheDorsetFinca

    I was thinking of doing some liming on a little sanded side table, I think I might hit the coffee option!

  5. Am definately going to try that, I do quite a bit of woodwork, frames, crosses etc

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