How to Get That Great Aged Finish

Great (Easy) technique for getting that beautiful aged finish on your wood projects.
Great (Easy) technique for getting that beautiful aged finish on your wood projects.
My husband built this cute birdhouse for me out of salvaged pallet wood. He knows what I like, that man. I just finished it yesterday, since it’s too darned humid to go outside. I thought I’d share the combination of products that I used to achieve this pretty aged and distressed finish.
Great (Easy) technique for getting that beautiful aged finish on your wood projects.
I started by painting on a nice heavy layer of this gray stain. On the rough dry pallet wood used in this project, the stain was soaked up instantly. Use your judgement with newer wood. A couple of thin layers with plenty of drying time between might work better if your wood is less porous.
Next I painted the roof and base with a layer of Woody Rosemary paint from the HGTV Home line by Sherwin Williams. You can find it at Lowe’s- and they have 99 cent samples right now!
When the paint and stain were dry, I used a fairly damp cloth to spread on the antiquing wax. For this kind of work I almost always use a rough cloth. In this case it was a rag cut from an old towel. Once applied, I rubbed firmly to blend the dark streaks and get the depth that I wanted.
Great (Easy) technique for getting that beautiful aged finish on your wood projects.
Great (Easy) technique for getting that beautiful aged finish on your wood projects.
I love the way this birdhouse turned out, and you better believe that I asked the Mr. to make me a few more in different shapes.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon!

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♥ Christian wife, momma and keeper of the home. Blogging favorite recipes, home decorating, crafting and snippets of family life at contentmentathome.com, where we believe home should be your favorite place in the world. ♥
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