Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weathering new wood custom tutorial

One of my favorite things to do is make old wooden vintage signs,
but my biggest dilemma was finding salvaged wood with just the perfect patina.



I've searched high and low for ways to patina my own wood,
but have never been happy with the results.

Either it was not the right finish, or it was a long and stinky process. . .ugh


So, I came up with my own solution :)
...it's the easiest, quickest, cheapest,
and non-smelly-est method to weathering wood. . .
hands down!!

From this. . .


to this. . .

I also love to do lighter / darker patina, offering a nice variation
in the wood. . .which is fun to do on a planked wall like this:




Before varied shades. . .



. . .and after.



Oh, how I love weathered wood!!


If you would like to order an instant download of our
Weathering New Wood Custom Tutorial,
you can do so in our Etsy shop here.

4 comments:

  1. Visiting from Transformation Thursday. I absolutely love this project and you are truly talented!

    Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  2. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

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  3. Hi! The wood is beautiful! I love the weathered look and if my next try at my own concotion doesn't work I'll be back to pay you the $5.

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  4. Whatever your formula is it really works! I love aged wood too! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

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