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Another video! In this, I show you how to get that perfect grey, weathered wood stain that I used on my dining table. It is a little time consuming but the finished product is so worth it. I actually got the stain idea from City Farmhouse but instead of using Annie Sloan French Linen, I used Lowe’s Beige Shadow (W38005A) and I put DecoArt Clear Soft Touch Varnish as a top coat. It is very important to put a top coat on to protect your wood, seal in the paint, and also keep the table from yellowing over time. All of the paints I used are sample sizes and I think the overall cost came out around $10? To apply all of the paints I used an old t-shirt and cut it into pieces to use a new piece for each color.
- Steel wool & vinegar mix (put both in a glass jar and let sit for 4 or 5 days then use as stain)
- Benjamin Moore Texas Leather
- Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
- Lowe’s Beige Shadow (or Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen)
- DecoArt Clear Soft Touch Varnish
- Rag or towel
- Paint brush
After steel wool & vinegar mix
After Texas Leather
After Beige Shadow
After Revere Pewter & Soft Touch Varnish