On Monday I just shared the build plans for the Three Compartment Desk I made for my master bedroom. The finish on it is so perfect and I thought I’d share with you how I created the White-Washed Weathered Oak Finish, but in the form of a video tutorial because I’m trying to do more of them and it’s a little easier to explain the multiple steps in video form.
Here is the list of supplies you will need:
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7. Clear furniture wax (I used Annie Sloan– important thing here is margarine-like consistency)
9. Cotton rags
10. Chip brush
I recently build a tufted bench and used this same method on the legs and the result is just as fantastic-looking. I’ll be sharing the bench hopefully next week! 🙂
I love how the white wax perfectly settles into the grooves of the wood but you can still see the original stained finish. So many times I see how white-washing can cloud up a stained finish, which is great if you want to cover an older orangey-pine piece of furniture, but when you start with bare wood, keeping the integrity of the original stain can be tricky…. until now! I seriously experimented with about 5 different methods before realizing this one was by far the best.
It really looks like the authentic RH finish. When I went to AmericasMart in January, I saw SO much natural wood finishes in furniture coming back, and most of it had this same white-washed technique where it only settled into the grain. That was the seed that was planted for this tutorial. It took me awhile to get around to it and get it right, but I’m so happy with the result.
So what do you think?
Thanks for reading (and watching)!
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