Over at Home for Hire, I chat about restoring furniture, DIY projects, upcycling thrift store finds, recipes, my etsy store Dulcitas, our crazy dog, and how to make our rental “work for us.” When I’m not running around in painting clothes, I enjoy spending time with my hubby, working with students at a local community college, and enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend.
After sawing, staining, screwing, whitewashing, painting, and sealing, here’s the final product:
1. Find old wood. If you can’t find any, buy some wood planks. I think that this technique would still work on new wood! If you can, look super cool and snatch it up while wearing heels and hoop earrings!
4. Have your manly hubby (or someone who knows how to properly cut wood) cut the wood.
5. Use two planks (also cut to size) on the back to keep the pieces together. I used screws to attach it together and then glued the seams.
6. I used a dark stain (Minax Jacobean) that I had left over from our kitchen table redo. I slathered it on unevenly and then rubbed it into the wood with a clean cloth. If I had used untreated wood (or brand new wood), I probably would have tried using several different shades of stain to create the uneven and differently faded wood.
11. To make it a little more worn looking, give it a good sanding and let the wood show through.
White Paint: FREE
Yellow Paint: $.59 (the BIG investment)
Well, you are welcome! Thank you for Sharing it! I love a good free piece of art and I love this project. You could use any word that would fit your family and play around with the colors as well. I need one that says Simplify. Actually…… it may be better just to nail THAT one to my head.