Do you love a rustic weathered wood finish?
Learn how use a paint wash to add a weathered wood finish and create a vintage-looking tool caddy!
Happy Thursday friends! Welcome to the June Monthly Thrift Store Challenge. I’m so excited to be back as one of 16 bloggers this month sharing fun and creative DIY projects with you!
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Vintage-Looking Tool Caddy
When I was recently in Goodwill, this little unfinished wood tool caddy caught my eye. For only $2, it found its way into my cart.
What could I do with it? I had so many ideas… Perhaps I could use it in my classroom? Maybe it could hold paint brushes in my craft room? After a little thought, I decided that with a weathered wood finish, this would be a perfect piece to use in my kitchen.
To Create a Weathered Wood Finish:
- I first stained the entire piece. I used the stain that I had on hand, Minwax Red Mahogany, and let it dry completely.
- Next, I created an easy paint wash. In an old mason jar, I mixed equal parts of DecoArt Americana paint in Grey Sky and Whitewash. Then I added the same amount of water to create a wash.
- Using a paint brush, I brushed the wash on and then wiped it off with a paper towel, going with the grain of the wood.
- Once it is dry, you can sand with a fine grain paper to create a more rustic appearance.
So easy and so pretty!
Do you like the look of weathered wood? What kind of project would you like create using this technique?
And now for more thrifty goodness!
I have shared a few furniture and home decor makeovers as part of this challenge. Please check out these past posts: How to Refinish a Coffee Table in 5 Easy Steps, DIY Farmhouse Shutter Wall Art, and most recently, Colonial Blue Cedar Chest Chalk Paint Makeover.