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.
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.
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!