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...

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...

How to Get a DIY Weathered Wood Finish

How to Get a DIY Weathered Wood Finish

I really love the farmhouse style and building farmhouse style furniture is pretty addicting! I actually would love to try to build some different tables and maybe I will sell this one eventually and build another one.

DIY Weathered Oak {Anne Sloan}  Step 1: Apply your Old White with your oval Annie Sloan paint brush lightly in small sections  Step 2. Wait 1 minute (depending on your preference for coverage), take your rag and wipe off paint. Apply pressure based on the coverage that you prefer  Step 3. Dampen your rag and go over the places on your piece that you would like to take off more paint  Step 4. Clear wax  click for full instructions at Blue Egg Brown Nest

DIY Weathered Oak {Anne Sloan} Step 1: Apply your Old White with your oval Annie Sloan paint brush lightly in small sections Step 2. Wait 1 minute (depending on your preference for coverage), take your rag and wipe off paint. Apply pressure based on the coverage that you prefer Step 3. Dampen your rag and go over the places on your piece that you would like to take off more paint Step 4. Clear wax click for full instructions at Blue Egg Brown Nest

Make New wood look Old & Weathered {tutorial} ... Would look great under the bar. Wouldn't have to worry about it getting beaten up.It would just would add more character.

Make New wood look Old & Weathered {tutorial} ... Would look great under the bar. Wouldn't have to worry about it getting beaten up.It would just would add more character.

How to achieve a white-washed weathered oak finish on plain smooth pine by creating a raised grain, staining and sealing, and then using white wax.

How to achieve a white-washed weathered oak finish on plain smooth pine by creating a raised grain, staining and sealing, and then using white wax.

Tutorial for creating a gray/white wash by mixing stain and white paint.  Interesting combination with a  stunning finish.

Tutorial for creating a gray/white wash by mixing stain and white paint. Interesting combination with a stunning finish.

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