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
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...
Learn how to whitewash raw wood for a shabby chic finish. . Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a coffee table in under 60 minutes by decorating with paint. How To posted by Alida Makes. Difficulty: Easy. Cost: Cheap. Steps: 4
1 part water 1 part white flat finish latex paint I usually use about 3 tablespoons of each at a time. Then, I use a washcloth and soak it in the mixture. Then, I wring out the washcloth. Then, I go over the whole piece with the washcloth ensuring complete coverage. Use dropcloth.