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

Tutorial on how to create a rustic, distressed finish - weathered wood gray finish. Using a combination of stain and white washed paint (paint mixed with water).

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

Make new wood look old and weathered

Sand down. Paint with white chalk paint. Wipe off and seal with clear wax to achieve a driftwood/white wash look.

How to Get a Whitewashed Paint Finish - this is the easiest way to get a weathered finish, using chalk paint and clear wax - via D.'s Cottage and Design: White Washed Frenchy Table

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Sand down. Paint with white chalk paint. Wipe off and seal with clear wax to achieve a driftwood/white wash look.

How to Get a Whitewashed Paint Finish - this is the easiest way to get a weathered finish, using chalk paint and clear wax - via D.'s Cottage and Design: White Washed Frenchy Table

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…

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 with water which made(Mix Wood Grey)

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White wash made from 1 part matte paint and 4 parts water. HomeMade Modern DIY White Washed Table with Hairpin Legs Postcard

Mix a few spoonfuls of clear wax with creamy white paint and you get a colored wax that created this beautiful weathered light washed finish

Wood Table :: Create a White Washed Weathered Finish on Wood: Clear wax mixed with creamy white paint

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