October 18, 2017

Fixer Upper and Weatherwood Stains

Create Vintage Looking Fireplace Background with #FixerUpper and #Weatherwood

You guys! I have been DIYing ;-) to share this news with your for the looongest time! Seriously, it's been killing me not to tell you. I'm rolling on the ground cycling my legs like an 80's aerobic video, that's how excited I am. So last year we heard from the designer at Magnolia Home [the home company that creates the Fixer Upper masterpieces] and they wanted to see our products! The stars were literally shining on us. 

Chip & Joana Gains stars to be exact! Ironically we were in Texas at the time, so we were able go there and see the famed Magnolia store! You know, from Fixer Upper! 

So now comes my famous punch line. Ahem, ahem. "Do you want that rustic barnwood look, like the one on Fixer Upper. Well follow along DIY'ers cause I'm going to show you how to do it! If you guys watch Fixer Upper, and I know many of you do, than maybe you saw the The Pocket Door House, episode 12 on season 4.  

Create Vintage Looking Fireplace Background with #FixerUpper and #Weatherwood


  • Pine Bead Board - you can get this from any big box home improvement store.
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Sand paper and palm sander


1.] SAND- (Sort of)
Normally we would begin by sanding the wood, but when the project is intricately carved or very large (like a deck/fence) we recommend using denatured alcohol to "sand" the wood. You can spray, brush, or wipe on denatured alcohol and it will open up the pores in the wood, the same way toner does for your face.

2.] STAIN 
Once the wood has been stripped or sanded back down to raw, you can stain it using Weatherwood Stain's Reclamation stain. You'll see in the above time-lapse, the color change is subtle and is pretty similar to Restoration Hardware's "Natural" color. 
Tip: The result is this pretty tan color you see below (left). If you're looking for more of a gray color (right) use Weatherwood Stain's "Pining."

One of my favorite things about Kendra, beside her being a mommy of 3!, is that she's a renter! Can you believe it? It shows that you can make any space your own. 



Create Vintage Looking Fireplace Background with #FixerUpper and #Weatherwood

6.] SEAL
This is up to you now, if no one will be touching your wood surface (like a ceiling) then there's no need to seal it. But if it's a wall people will touch as they walk by, or a backsplash then you will need to seal it. Apply Weatherwood Varnish seal coat to protect.

Create Vintage Looking Fireplace Background with #FixerUpper and #Weatherwood

That's your close ups, now get a look of the whole room! Can you even believe how beautiful this space is? I cannot wait to share the next step in our entrepreneurship adventure. Between selling DINGEWOOD thru Home Depot and selling stain to Chip and Joana, can life get any better? We will see!


Create Vintage Looking Fireplace Background with #FixerUpper and #Weatherwood

Lovely Weathered Pine Bench using #WeatherwoodStains on #fg2bLovely Weathered Pine Bench using #WeatherwoodStains on #fg2b

If you'd like more pine projects, here's how it looks on furniture with a Lovely Weathered Pine Bench project!  Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you at the party tomorrow!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh so thrilled for y'all! Chip and Joanna know awesome products when they see them!!


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