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