December 26, 2018

Cerused White Oak Dresser & Merry Christmas from Italy

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! We spent ours in a little town in Southern Italy, called Siderno. Traveling over the holidays can be difficult, even when you're somewhere fabulous like Italy. We usually hunker down in a full service hotel somewhere. Here's some photos of our Christmas in southern Italy.


  • Unstained furniture piece (can be new wood or stripped)
  • Sand paper and palm sander


1.] SAND: Begin with either new wood or strip previously finished tabletop. Start with a rough grit with a 120 grit.

2.] LIGHTEN: Use Weatherwood Stain's White Maintenance Oil to add a beautiful white washed patina. You can see the a piece of wood in the video below, where I added the White Oil patina. This look is extremely popular right now and very beautiful. To use the Maintenance Oil, simply wipe or brush the Oil on, wait 5-7 minutes, and then wipe it back off. You can see below, it highlights the grain rather than diminishing it. It just adds that sun-kissed pop!

3.] PROTECT: Allow for the Maintenance Oil to cure. Then seal the table with 2-3 coats of Weatherwash Varnish. For this look, use Dead Flat.

If you'd like to see more furniture makeovers with the white washed look, here's a gorgeous Nautical Desk Makeover! [link]

Using #WeatherwoodStains you can get this look!

Piece of pie, piece of cake! Building your own pieces can be easier than you think. But if carpentry's not up your alley, you could always refurnish an old piece like the above project. 
I hope to see you tomorrow at our party! 

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  1. Wow! Love your photos of Italy AND how you got the white-ish look on the dresser. Is the White Maintenance Oil available in home improvement stores?

  2. Absolutely beautiful finish on that dresser. The natural wood grain with the white over creates such a dreamy look.


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