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...

Aged weathered wood: stained dark walnut and then washed with watered-down gray chalk paint

Aged weathered wood: stained dark walnut and then washed with watered-down gray chalk paint

This is my favorite weathered wood stain technique - white paint, sand a little, stain with dark walnut, then seal. Thrifty and Chic - DIY Projects and Home Decor

This is my favorite weathered wood stain technique - white paint, sand a little, stain with dark walnut, then seal. Thrifty and Chic - DIY Projects and Home Decor

Using a rustic finish on your DIY projects will give your space a farmhouse-style look. Here, you will learn how to get the weathered wood look to add a special touch to your home decor. (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post22561170&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

How to Weather Wood

Using a rustic finish on your DIY projects will give your space a farmhouse-style look. Here, you will learn how to get the weathered wood look to add a special touch to your home decor. (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post22561170&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

Painted Weathered Wood Bed Makeover | blesserhouse.com - A thrifted bed gets a painted weathered wood Restoration Hardware look ((dressers and armoire.

Painted Weathered Wood Bed Makeover

Painted Weathered Wood Bed Makeover | blesserhouse.com - A thrifted bed gets a painted weathered wood Restoration Hardware look ((dressers and armoire.

painting new wood to look yummy, warm, layered, and rustic.  details and technique at imeeshu.com

painting new wood to look yummy, warm, layered, and rustic. details and technique at imeeshu.com

I created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain and paneling nails for around $40. UncookieCutter.com

Mixed Wood Wall - Easy & Cheap DIY

I created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain and paneling nails for around $40. UncookieCutter.com

Whether you're looking to match colors for a fence post replacement or want to add a weathered look to your woodworking project, the solution is oxidization. The tannins found in tea, mixed with the iron content of steel wool and the acid found in vinegar create instant wood oxidization upon application. This mixture adds years of age to your wood...

How to Make Lumber Turn Gray

Whether you're looking to match colors for a fence post replacement or want to add a weathered look to your woodworking project, the solution is oxidization. The tannins found in tea, mixed with the iron content of steel wool and the acid found in vinegar create instant wood oxidization upon application. This mixture adds years of age to your wood...

Blogger Down Home Inspiration has the key to achieving the perfect distressed, rustic paint look. These DIY tips and tricks are sure to help you capture a charming country feel in your space.

How to Achieve the Weathered Paint Look

Blogger Down Home Inspiration has the key to achieving the perfect distressed, rustic paint look. These DIY tips and tricks are sure to help you capture a charming country feel in your space.

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