Beyond the Range: Office Project – Why Stain When You Can Burn Baby Burn

Aged wood has such charm and history. Pinterest has a wealth of pins detailing how to transform regular lumber into something that looks like it has been weathered by sun and storm. I thought I would give it a try.

For my concoction I used white vinegar, a few tablespoons of old coffee grounds, #0000 steel wool and a splash of balsamic vinegar because, why not? I let it sit for a few days.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Decaying steel and vinegar bubble.

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Cracking the lid on this was not pleasant. Vinegar stain stinks. It’s also a sure way to turn yourself into an Umpa Lumpa if you don’t wear gloves.

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The result was an altogether boring grey piece of wood with no character at all. Meh. So I decide to get out the torch and instead of staining wood pieces and accents for my office, I burned them.

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Once I started burning, I couldn’t stop! Shelving, my desktop… if there was wood, I burned it.

More to follow soon.


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