Do you love that old barn wood look? One weekend I decided I wanted to make something with barn wood or something similar for our master bedroom. I searched online for a while to see if there was anywhere close to me to purchase and everything was a far drive. After stumbling across this post from Young House Love on how to make new wood look old I decided to try!
It was really easy. Plus I happened to find some Minwax wood stain in Ebony with the oops paint for $5.
I started with different widths of one inch thick pieces of wood and had them cut at the hardwood store. It was about $25-30 of wood for 3ft.x 5ft area.
With the paintbrush I would paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get that gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.
We cut two separate pieces of plywood and then nailed all the boards to the plywood to keep them together. “We” meaning my husband…. The last things we did is attached picture hangers..two of those big claw things.( The picture I have above is when we tried to do a wire hanger which didn’t work out.)
I really like how that grey looking stain turned out! It looks great as part of our room makeover!
These nice iron sconces I found at Goodwill and are from our last house.
I decided to spray paint them Krylon Coral Isle. I love it, hubby liked them better before…sigh 🙂 oh well. I think it looks more modern.
So these little “swooshy” shaped unfinished frames and birds are from Michael’s. With coupons they are really inexpensive. Aren’t they cute?!
I painted the little birds too and glued them on the 8×10. I was thinking…Wouldn’t this be a great wedding gift?
And here’s the view from above my bed…This room is really coming along! What do you think? Would you like something like this in your house?
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