November 28, 2018

White Oak Ebonized Mantle & Agrigento, Italy

Sooo, let me know if vacation pictures are boring, because I just want to share, share, share everything we've been up to! We spent most of our first two weeks getting set up, since we're here to live not for a vacation. Buuut we did get to sight-see at the coolest spot, the Valle of the Templi,  in Agrigento IT

You can see the buildings are Greek and 2500 years old! In Italy, time feels older. The entire place has this magical feel, like you can reach through time and touch someone who walked that same path, but 2K years ago! We initially drove over for the day, but it was so dreamy we ended up staying the night. You can see my no make-up selfie I took the next morning. 

And the view looking back over the temples! If you look carefully, you can see the ancient wall remains along the ridgeline.



    1.] WOOD: Here's how you can get the look, first make sure you begin with sanded white oak. 80 grit sandpaper will do the best job.

    2.] STAIN: Use a wide paint brush to apply Weatherwood's Reclamation stain. The stain is reactive, so apply a heavy coat and allow the wood to absorb it. As the wood dries, it will turn colors.
    You'll see what I mean in the above timelapse. We stained both sides of the door, even though this is going to be used as a headboard. 

    3.] TOPCOAT: Once the wood is dry it will be dark, but with a blue or purple undertone. You will need to topcoat it to fix that. You have to apply Weatherwood Clear Maintenance Oil. Just wipe or brush on and wipe off. Apply per the video above or the bottle's directions.

    Super duper easy peasy and makeover and way easier than layering coat after coat of stains and paints to mimic the look of Restoration Hardware. This way, just create it yourself. 

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