NEW LUMBER TO VINTAGE WEATHERED BOARDS




Let me show you one way I take lumber that has not been weathered and create a silvered vintage or driftwood look to it.




This is a farmhouse table I built and did with this technique to the top.

ROUGH RAW WOOD ABOVE

SMOOTH FAUX FINISH BELOW




STEP #1
paint your boards with watered 
down grey chalk paint
let dry


STEP #2
lightly drag dark wax over the grey
paint in the direction of the grain


STEP #3
apply generous amounts of clear wax over the dark wax
the clear wax is going to fill in the rough boards and muddy the dark wax

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STEP #4
Continue applying as many layers of dark wax & clear wax
to achieve the look you want, always dragging your dark wax rag lightly in the direction of the grain



STEP #5
do the same steps to the edges



STEP #8
finish with a generous layer of clear wax
filling divots to make them smooth and buffing the
surface to a shine


NIGHT TABLE TOPS

I replaced the tops of these night stands
with lumber finished with this look



COFFEE TABLE TOP
I used this technique to match weather lumber
with fresher boards on our coffee table.



You can also follow along on INSTAGRAM @4_the_love_of_wood

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