January 2, 2019

Textured Wood Creates Authentic Weathered Look

I celebrated a BIG birthday this last week! 4-0 if you can believe it, I hardly can. We spent the holiday on the southern coast of Italy. It was truly magical and I'm feeling all kinds of blessed being able to spend this year in Italy! I will for sure share more next week, but for now wishing you and your family the love, light, & happiness in 2019!

For projects this week,  have a rustic, textured weathered red oak shelf. The color is totally dreamy and it looks like it's straight out of a Restoration Hardware catalog. 


STAIN Directions

1.] SAND: Normally you would sand your piece, but this wood was textured with a wire brush, which allows for the stain to penetrate deeper and darker. 

2.] STAIN: Weatherwood released a new stain that can turn oak into a beautiful driftwood gray, called Light Oaking. This product can work on any wood, so it's less complicated than some of their other products.
3.] SEAL: To seal the cabinetry use Weatherwood Stain's Varnish and decide how much sheen you want. This is Satin Varnish and it's applied the same way as normal varnish, either brush it on or spray it on. Applying up to three coats for the best protection. Spraying is usually faster and will give such professional looking results. I recommend applying a light coat, then letting that dry. Then layering heavier coats. That will keep the topcoat from changing the stain color too much.

If you're looking for other projects using Light Oaking, check out how we replicated DIY Restoration Hardware Reclaimed Gray Oak Table. 

The Light Oaking is simply gorgeous and so easy to use. I'd love to see your Weatherwood projects.

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