May 22, 2019

Rustic Cedar Beams & Roman Baths

Had fun with my favorite guy at the Baths of Diocletian. 🛁 Romans baths consisted of 4 stages. You would start with a (slave) massage 💆, then the hottest bath (with heated floors 😱), then two more progressively cooler baths. 😓 

Romans would spend hours bathing, all in the name of good health and people of all social classes participated, although there were both private and state run baths. 

Main takeaway, just loook! 👀 This place was HUGE!

For projects this week,  have a fun weathered oak box beams. The color is totally dreamy and it looks like it's straight out of a Restoration Hardware catalog. These instructions will work for actual ladder use. But this design would look great for a blanket ladder, too.



1.] SAND

If the wood is smooth, you will want to  use a hand sander and 80 grit sandpaper to make sure the wood is opened up, then sanded with 120 to smooth it a little. If the wood is rough sawn, like here, you don't have to sand it. But the wood may take the stain darker. 

2.] STAIN 
Select your Weatherwood stain colour from the color chart {link}, this was stained with Relamation Stain. Just brush or spray on product and allow it to air dry naturally. You can apply a second coat for darker shades.

3.] SEAL 
To seal the 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.  

I'd love to see your Weatherwood projects. Don't forget, readers save 10% with code; WELCOME10
See you tomorrow at the party!

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