Make New Raw Wood Look Like Barnwood
I don’t work with new wood very much. I’m more of a rustic, reclaimed, wood kind of gal. A few years ago I was given some wood kits to work with and they’ve been on the bottom of a shelf for a while. I pulled them out a couple of months ago and the JTS and I put them together.
Barnwood Paint Finish
The first kit project I painted was the Weathered Barnwood Flower Caddy. The barnwood finish I did on that piece was so pretty I had to do it again. ( I have a short video of the project at the end of the post)
This is what I started with. An unfinished wood box with four slots for mason jars…or whatever. The reclaimed rusty bucket handle has been in my junk stash forever. I almost took it to my booth a few times but decided to hang on to it. Now, I’m glad I did.
I used FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood and Barnwood Wax for this project.
This is the caddy with the barnwood effect paint.
It took the barnwood a couple of hours to dry then I applied the wax with a lint free rag.
Next I drilled holes for a couple of rusty screws and attached the bucket hanger. Now isn’t that a cool little caddy. I love it when a project comes together.
I filled the caddy with my vintage jars full of buttons, antique keys, marbles, and crystal beads.
I filmed a short video (less than 2 minutes) of the whole process. …
Barnwood Finish Tutorial
I set up my DSLR camera on a tripod and filmed the whole project. Now to edit the video. If I ever get it finished I’ll let you guys know.
See you tomorrow. Have a great day!