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)
2 Easy Steps and New Wood Looks Like Barnwood
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!
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com