Its been a while since we posted. We have been busy planning our next adventure. Back in June we received notice that a spot in our local downtown area is coming open this fall. We have toyed around with the idea of opening a “Retail Only” shop for sometime but now it looks like it will become a reality. So this fall check back frequently for more posts like this one on our NEW ADVENTURE IN RETAIL!
Our new store will offer a lot more than Bath and Body products but our theme will stay NATURAL. My husband has now deemed me “SHOP-ZILLA”. The beauty about all of this is the time factor. We have plenty of time to get everything just right.
Scouring the area for pallet wood was a real treat but when I discovered how much work I would be doing to get this “FREE” wood they way we wanted I was exhausted just thinking about it. But by sheer luck we had a close friend looking to sell tongue-in-groove knotty pine boards. So we decided to purchase them and get to work making them look weathered.
Today, I will share photos of how to create your own Natural Weathered Wood Panels.
STEP 1: Three days prior to staining your wood panels, you will need create your NATURAL vinegar stain.
- 1 gallon of regular white vinegar
- 0 grade steel wood pads
- 3.5 gallon plastic bucket
Start by opening and pulling apart your steel wool pads (I used the entire packet), place it into the bucket and pour your vinegar directly on top. Stir.
Wait for 3 days and then it will look like this.
- Purchase regular white latex water based paint
- 3-4 Med Sized Paint Brushes
- Wooden Paint Sticks to stir stain mixture
- Sander or coarse sandpaper
Paint your wood boards lightly with the white paint, being sure to not cover every inch of the wood. Creating un-even paint spots. The key here is to be sloppy with the paint on the wood. It helps to create a better design. Let dry for an hour.
Sand your wood panels with a Sander or some coarse sandpaper.
Apply stain mixture to boards with paint brush.
Let dry and you are finished!