In doing some research, Simply Sarah claimed to be able to make new wood like like barn wood in 5 minutes FLAT! her steps were very simple with not much materials needed.
- antiquing glaze (which I already have for the duck blue portion of the bench)
- White paint mixed with water
Basically, Simply Sarah says to paint your board with the paint, then with the glaze.
I loved this idea of an easy way to create barn board, but when I looked back at the images of barn board that I pinned on my Learning Project board, they had more of a grey tinge to them. So, I wanted to attempt my own version of Simply Sarah’s idea.
- Smoky Quartz antiquing glaze from Country Chiq paint
- Grey stain from Minwax
- Paper towel
I did two tests on my sample board. One where I only painted the glaze on the board, and I did not think it was enough. Then, using the technique from Simply Sarah, I stained the board grey, and then painted the glaze onto of it, AND I LOVED IT. It gave my the barn board that I was looking for! However, I did not let the stain dry long enough and painted the glaze on too soon, so I will definitely let it dry longer when I am working on my final project.
Growth in every step!