August 18, 2016

August 17, 2016

Rustic Barnwood Front Door


Hey, lovely friends. We just wrapped up our time on North Carolina and headed to Virginia today. I lived in VA when I was 7-12 years old and it's such a treat to be back for a few weeks. It is a fantastic place to live/visit. There are a ton of beaches, hiking, great schools and people and Washington DC is my favorite cities for museums.  I thought I'd share a wuick little project that will have major curb appeal! 

August 11, 2016

August 10, 2016

Strip & Stain Nautical Oak Table


One of my favorite Weatherwood clients owns a little rehab boutique called Refind Design by Coco Claire by Jilian. She has done more projects than anyone I have heard of so far, which is awesome since she always does a lovely job.

This project was a large rectangular oak table, with pedestal base. Oak tables are extremely common, so if have one and uou're looking to get this look then follow along. 

Materials



Jilian began by stripping the top of the piece with paint stripper, then scrapped the finish off. Next, she gave it s quick sand with a hand held orbital sander. 



Next she used white chalky paint to paint the base of the table. Chalk style paint is a great, no prep paint option. 

For the table's top, she stained the oak with Reclamation. This gives you a deep charcoal gray color. 



She used White Maintenance Oil to seal the table top and simultaneously lighten the look of the stained wood. This achieved a weathered and imperfect look. 



You should for sure follow Jilian's FB page to see all of her amazing work. She puts out a new project or two a week and they're all stunning like this one! 

August 4, 2016

July 27, 2016

[Faux] Barnwood Coffered Ceiling

When Zack and I were in our MBA program, one of our teachers mentored us. So our teacher bought himself a phat (ginormous) mansion on Newport Beach, but it was a bit dated. He was able to use my product for several applications, but one of them was this rad ceiling. This tutorial is to help you turn an existing wood wall or ceiling into a weathered looking one. If you need instructions on applying wood to a wall or ceiling, check out this tutorial on installing DIY Barnwood Shiplap Wall.

July 26, 2016

The Handmade Hangout Features #111
10 Rustic Farmhouse Projects


I was so inspired by last week's party!! There were a ton of yummy looking recipes and inspiring DIY projects. Thank you to those who took the time to link up, you helped make our party a success! But if you missed it, then you can always link up on Thursdays after 3 pm EST. For those who did link up, we had so much great content to look through, it was hard to choose a few to feature!
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