Are you a fan of the look and feel of rustic well worn barn wood? Beth (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) shares her quick and ridiculously easy tutorial on how to age wood using Cottage Paint products.
Here are directions for creating gray barn wood from new pine boards.
Quickly sand the wood with 60 grit sandpaper. Distress your boards and dust.
Cut one of Hirshfield’s yellow cellulose sponges into 10 pieces (so it’s a nice size to fit in your hand). Get it wet and wring it out so it’s pretty damp. With the sponge, pick up a little Cottage Paint in Antique White, and wash the board so you can still see the grain. Allow the board to dry at least an hour.
Using another damp sponge* piece, pick up some Cottage Paint Asphaltum Glaze and wash it over the paint.
If your project needs additional protection, Cottage Paint Flat Varnish works great.
How’s that for an easy-peasy DIY? Beth, and all her Cottage Paint skills, works her magic at Hirshfield’s Woodbury.
*wash out your sponges, as they’re reusable
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