April 10, 2019

Achieve the Perfect Rustic Brown & Palace of Caserta

Today was just amazing! Caserta, Italy is the tiny town my great grandmother immigrated from. Touring Caserta Italy, I got to walk the streets my great-grandmother walked, when she was a child. It was like falling back thru time! 

I don’t think that much has changed! Maybe the types of stores & cars, but Italy is still Italy. ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡¹ Today we got to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta in all its glorious splendor. 

I feel so proud of my immigrant ancestors who used to work in the nearby vineyards and my great grandmother actually worked here, in this very palace!! Now, to be back here, feels amazing! Here's some of my favourite rooms. It was an absolute dream.

We launched a new wood stain color a while back, but I finally have some photos to share! This stain is Restoration and it will turn most wood types a warm, rustic brown.It's 100% perfect in this farmhouse kitchen and is super easy tow rod with. check it out!


  • Raw Wood, this is Alder
  • Sand Paper- 80, 120, and 220 grits
  • Palm Sander


1] SAND: To achieve this look, start with a raw wood surface. The wood must be sanded, you can have it sent through a large sanding machine at the mill or you can sand it really well with a hand sander. You should start with 80 grit and then 120 grit. (You can do a finish sand at the end, at 220 or above.)

2] STAIN: Applying the Restoration stain is like a piece of cake, read "even easier than typical stains."  Using a large brush and drench the wood with stain. (See above video, also shown on oak.) Let the wood air dry for 60 minutes. This project shows 2 coats of Restoration.

3.] SEAL: If your project is on a high traffic or water area, you will want tapply 2-3 coats of Weatherwood Varnish.

Where have you been lately and how's that Spring weather? 

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