Pittsburgh Candle Works
The farmhouse look is all the rage these days. And we can see why… It’s a classic design that can be easily incorporated into so many other decorating styles: Coastal, Traditional, Country, French, Rustic, etc. It’s also pleasing to add something vintage and farmhouse-y to your room design, like antique décor, repurposed farm items and … furniture! But it’s not easy to find mountains of beautifully aged barn wood ready to be salvaged for a Joanna Gaines makeover project. We don’t all live in...
How to Create a Weathered Wood Gray Finish
Last week on the blog, I shared a Rustic Tree Branch Desk DIY, that Brandon built and finished. The photos I took didn't quite show off the rustic, distressed finish like I wanted, so I am sharing some close up photos today of the finish as well as how we created a weathered wood gray finish. We tested out a few different combinations to get a more gray washed looked. Ultimately, we decided on using a combination of stain and white washed paint (paint mixed with water) to achieve a...
DIY Barn Wood Picture Frame
DIY BARN WOOD :: She stained a piece of scrap board with Minwax white tint base wood stain in Slate and realized it was a bit too dark for her liking so she mixed the stain 50/50 with water which made a big difference. She let it dry over night and the next day used some ASCP in Pure White to white wash over the wood (mixing 1-2 Tbsp. with 1 cup water). She brushed it on then wiped it off with a paper towel. :: CLICK or here's another link: www.hawthorneandmain.com/2014/09/diy-barn-wood.html