Thanks, Zoe, Hi Zoe! Let's keep in touch! Late to this party, but I LOVE what you did with this table. Hi Tania and Happy New Year to you! Thanks for joining me today. Denise, this piece is lovely and one of my favorites from you! I have a 1940″s Duncan Phyfe buffet that I am re-doing. Thanks so much! I’m pretty sure DB has retailers in BC and they have a retailer locater here. Did you put any type of finish on top of the gel stain, like wax maybe? . xo. Minwax Color Wash Transparent Layering Color is a water-based wash of color that adds a touch of age and character to bare and already-stained wood. If it was the same table in the Restoration Hardware pic – they’d be twinsies. I would like the look you did on the drop leaf table. Love how it turned out. Hi Violet. Put on a rubber glove and slip an old sock over the glove. It’s not you honey, I get impatient and excited at the same time!! After seeing yours, had mine been as narrow, I’d be keeping it to use just as you did! The legs and inside of the wood leafs were primed with BIN (to kill bleedthrough) and then painted with this cotton white paint. Which also means the wood grains still show through the stain color. Usually I have to add a chemical stripper step (which is why I am about to try chalk painting!) Soooo glad I tried the VooDoo too! , Denise, Thank you so much for your help. How to Create a Weathered Wood Gray Finish: Supplies Needed: Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner; Minwax Dark Walnut Stain Shop Minwax Color Wash Water-Based Weathered Gray Interior Stain (Quart) in the Interior Stains department at Lowe's.com. Aw, thank Monique and Happy New Year my friend! The drop-leafs were finished exactly the same as the top. Choosing a Minwax stain for red oak floors was not easy. I suggest heading out and holding a variety in your hand to see what feels most comfortable for you. But, this stain only requires one coat and dries in an hour! I try not to use strippers unless I absolutely have to cuz I can’t stand the smell and the mess. « The BEST Furniture Painting HOW-TO’S | 2018. The easier, cheaper, and longer-lasting solution is to stain it. I recently used a Gray Varathane on this fall table but it wasn’t the Weathered Wood Accelerator. It has a slight grey look in places from the paint, but has a rich tone from the stain. Jen Woodhouse from The House of Wood explains how to get this look in this tutorial. Love how you painted the underside of the table top too, gives it a cohesive look from all angles.. Glad you’re back,Happy New Year. Hugs x. The tannins found in tea, mixed with the iron content of steel wool and the acid found in vinegar create instant wood oxidization upon application. Something else I need to work on. Hi happy new year . . I was hoping to go directly to gray and not have to stain it dark and then use white wash or liming wax to lighten it. Thanks for opening my eyes! I use DB paints all the time,but have never tried voodoo stains. I’m fixing up the little studio we have above our garage for its multipurpose use and in my quest of inexpensive furniture of course I shopped IKEA. Materials Needed: Stain of choice; White paint; Paintbrush; Gloves; T-shirt rags or lint-free cloths. Or is it hard wearing? Happy New Year Denise. Vickie. Thanks Margaret! They look lighter, but I can’t tell if that’s just the lighting. I'm using this on my next DIY project. Update – Done! After showing the table before image especially the top would like to see the top’s after picture Pine and birch were both splotchy and inconsistent. You’ve completely captured the RH look . Thanks and am looking forward to all you have in store in up coming posts! This is amazing. Oh my gosh, just loved that included a video!!!!!! It may be my brain is still in ‘holiday-mode’ but I’m not quite understanding what look you’re after and I don’t want to answer willy-nilly and give you wrong info! Incredibly beautiful. . I’m curious, if you had tried to apply an additional coat of the Dixie Belle gel stain do you think it may have come out the same exact color as the restoration hardware piece? . Minwax, Varathane and General Finishes are what I’ve been using up till this point – love them, they work amazing. . I am not opposed to painting, however, hubby is, so I’ve decided to stain them and this gray is beautiful. Beautiful piece, Hi Maureen! Hi, I have been wanting to refinish my coffee table in a gray! Weathered Gray Wood Interior Gel Stain (2-pack) is a convenient and easy to use stain that provides deep, rich color to enhance the natural grain of the wood. My question is what makes you recommend the Dewalt sander over other orbital sanders? Hi Valerie! Thanks so much, Teri! Love this table. I started with an 80grit, then 120, then 220. Here was the Restoration Hardware Weathered Gray Stain I was after. I’ll see if I have any ‘top-pics’ to upload so you can get a better look. That said, a few #siblog readers encouraged me to try CitriStrip which smells kind of nice, but I’d still rather sand most of the time. I LOVE this makeover the color is gorgeous. I have to admit, working with a waterbased gel stain is waaaaay more pleasant than the stinky stuff. Scroll down to see your wood species and hover over the photo to learn what colors are possible. Minwax has the perfect wood stain color for every project. Were the leafs treated or painted any differently than the “table top” section? The Varathane Weathered Gray Stain is another great tone of the oil-based wood stains from this brand. Vintage Wood Without the Hundred Year Wait: The easiest way to achieve the weathered wood look, in just one step and 30 minutes! And I haven’t but that’s a great idea! Read Reviews | Write Review. So I wasn’t sure what to expect with a waterbased gel stain, but I have to say I’m really impressed. I did 2 coats and it looks like just paint in some areas. Ahh, I passed on the very same table at a yardsale because I couldn’t think what to do with it. The tannins found in tea, mixed with the iron content of steel wool and the acid found in vinegar create instant wood oxidization upon application. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture but it needs a lil character. The other methods sound like lots of steps between sanding, putting on a coat for blead through, staining, paintings top coat etc.. thanks for the inspiration! How many coats of the gel stain did you use? I have been toying with using Dixie Bell Paint but you’ve convinced me to try now. To help you choose the right gray stain on your next project we’ve reviewed our top 6 grey wood stain options. Now that I had the perfect grey stain on my tabletop and chairs, I needed to protect it. I love the table. Stain On Pine Oak Stain Home Renovation Gray Stained Cabinets Cabinet Stain Colors Weathered Grey Stain Grey Wood Floors Wood Walls Gray Wood Stains 5 Grey Wood Stain Options - Angela Marie Made Five grey wood stain options that are affordable and easy … I used an aerosol stripper, which worked great on the flat edges, however, the spindles are a different story. Now that I have it stained it looks good but something is just not sitting well with me.. Its just too big and brown. Amazing gate leg table makeover as the top looked in quite a bad condition. Before staining it, sunshine decolorates your deck. Apply top coat over grey wood stain. , Can you achieve this look without sanding down to the bare wood? Free Store Pickup . you are def going to want another stain to do a second coat otherwise youll have a flat/little variation of grey/blue that isnt at all a believable "weathered look" Just sand a bit and go for it? My problem with that is I know once I bought it, I wouldn’t want to change it. It too is water based and depending on wood, gives great results too. Wishing you a Happy New Year as well. Oh, I’m sooo glad Peggy! You do incredible work! Wishing YOU a HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with peace. I have used a Dixie Belle chalk paint, but had no idea about the gel stain. The way you used this table as a sofa table behind the couch was so creative. I'm so happy you dropped by! ALSO, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR HAVE EVER USED WATERBASED GEL STAIN — FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN WITH ANY TIPS… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. To get a dark gray weathered finish, check out how I did the finish on my console table build. It will give a nice rustic, antiqued look. Thanks so much and I saw your ‘haul’ including the table! XO, Can I do this technique over white paint? I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS GATE TABLE MAKEOVER. I love to share the products I use and enjoy! , Your email address will not be published. I striped it and sanded it down. DIY Driftwood: An easy tutorial on how to achieve that Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish that's on barn wood tables and other coastal furniture! hard to tell with the books and other items.. ~ Nicki. Nice paint job But it’s traditionally called a “gate-leg” table. Hi Denise, Hey ya'll! Here is a bargain tutorial to make some "reclaimed" wood for your projects. great post Denise! Thanks and Gate-Leg-Table makes sense! My go-to stains have always been solvent based. Thank you for your advice. It is gray in color with warm undertones. I’m decorating my living room with grey being the primary color – so I’m pretty grey crazy lately too. . Thanks for the feedback. xo Michelle, …. I missed reading your blog over the Christmas holidays. It’s right underneath Step#3 in this post… under the pic of the Voodoo stain. So yes. And ya, I’m pretty pleased with the look behind the couch. Thank you. Thank you for sharing it all with us! I love the end results of the drop leaf table! Thanks! That said, to get this RH weathered grey stain finish, I put it over RAW wood. Don’t get me wrong, it’s gorgeous the way it is but if it were me I would be trying for an exact match. gorgeous! Hmmm, I have a few questions before I chime in with my two cents. Filed Under: Blog, Chalk Paint, color, Distressing Furniture, Home & Thrift Decor, Home Projects, How To Tips, Painting Furniture, Product Reviews, Staining Furniture Tagged With: antique drop leaf table, furniture makeover, gate table, gel stain, Painted Furniture, vintage drop leaf table, watebased gel stain, weathered gray stain. the stain was fine except its very grey with a lot of blue tone/hue. I am new to your site and love your ideas! Did you completely strip the table top? Everything is shorter in the 21st century as language evolves. Feeling super inspired right now. What would you do? There’s no need to buy new furniture or replace the boards on your deck. Your make overs are all beautiful . If you’re working with a waterbased gel stain, I find using a damp sponge on the wood before applying the stain works exactly like a wood conditioner. This was the exact look I was looking for! She’s being used as a sofa table behind my loveseat. A salvaged vintage gate table which is just another way of saying a vintage drop leaf. A deep, rich wood stain color plus a white paint over the top will look weathered after distressing. Check out this perfect weathered gray stain! So to kick off the year, let’s start with a salvaged gate table before and after. Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. It took me forever to figure out what I was going to do with mine…lol. I love the drop leaf tables and there’s one for sale near me that’s in pristine condition, very cheap. I'm probably…. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous Denise. I was telling Sue (previous comment) that it would also look really good with the 2 leafs off and all the legs showing. It has a VERY subtle sheen and is super durable. Classic Gray tends to be slightly blotchy so make sure to use pre-conditioner with this stain color. Are you working with a specific type of wood and trying to achieve a weathered look? Beautifully hand stained & treated with polyurethane for outdoor protection, by myself! Ultimately, we decided on using a combination of stain and white washed paint (paint mixed with water) to achieve a more gray tone. If you give it a go I’d love to hear your thoughts/results. If you’re not into using smelly shellac primer, here’s a great waterbased alternative. And if you’ve ever wondered how to get that gorgeous Restoration Hardware Weathered Gray Stain Finish I have something fun for you! Varathane Weathered Gray Stain The color of the Varathane Weathered Gray stain varied widely depending on the wood species. , WOW!! Required fields are marked *. i am marking this email to do! When we cut the barn wood into strips for the trim, it left us with some edges that did not match. I thought I would need to use the Boss to keep what I did before from coming through. 1615384 | 269394. My plan was to stain it (walnut dark) and put a finish coat on it. There’s another for sale that’s in pretty sad shape and they want way too much for it so I wouldn’t buy that either. My go-to stains have always been solvent based. Buy on Amazon . Big kudos!!! Love the look of reclaimed wood but not the price. For full disclosures and privacy policy click here. Feb 10, 2020 - Weathered Gray Stain | DIY Restoration Hardware Finish - Salvaged Inspirations Well, I guess we're a week into 2019 and it's borderline to be shouting it out -- but Happy New Year friends! This table turned out absolutely stunning, Denise!! Fast shipping & beautifully packaged Guaranteed! Hi Janie and thank you! I would like to give this a try! This turned out beautiful! Feel free to email me describing the look you’re hoping to achieve and hopefully, I can be of some help. , Geez, Denise!!! I don’t see any blotching. i am in love w/ all the greys. It's super easy and inexpensive. Mine was just the right color after one application! I look forward to Your next project reveal. Hi Sara! XOXO, Hi Susie!!! How to get new wood looking old from Thrifty and Chic. Take a look at her now! Classic Gray Wood Stain from 720b . If you give them a try I’d love to hear your thoughts Sue. Suzanne, Thanks, Suzanne! Here’s what I started with. The clear coat is waterbased too so really easy to use and dries fast. Yes, I did topcoat with this satin clear coat. image via amazon.com. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ;) Thanks for this MJ. To create this Restoration Hardware look, all it took was 3 easy steps. Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! And yes, the top was pretty ugly…lol. I was thinking about it last night and I thought I don’t think I told her what end result I want. Well, I guess we’re a week into 2019 and it’s borderline to be shouting it out — but Happy New Year friends! I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. Can you share where to buy the DB gel stain in Canada? Check out this tutorial for how to achieve a weathered look using latex paint!! . And have fun with your coffee table project Janet. Hi Denise, your gate table is beautiful , This color of weathered gray is what I have been looking for. You could darken it up to the exact match of the Restoration Hardware piece. . Bird Feeder gazebo weathered gray stain color! . Weathered Oak is a premium wood stain by Minwax. The gel stain goes on much more evenly. And if you’ve ever wondered how to get that gorgeous Restoration Hardware Weathered Gray Stain Finish I have something fun for you! . i went over my project with a coat of walnut stain and that took out the blue hue and made it a good mix of weathered grey and brown. Looking forward to seeing what you create in 2019! It’s a shorty but hope it helps. Can I order it online? but I would test first. How to weather wood from Cherished Bliss. I picked up a similar gate leg table while thrifting last week but it is larger. I absolutely love love love the grey stain finish you did on your folding table. Where to Buy: Amazon or Home Depot Material: Oil-based Coverage: 275 square feet per quart Dry Time: 1 hour. Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! Love the look. The walnut stain you used – is it oil or water based? However, it almost had a slight blue tint to it and it went on very thick. Thank you for your help, Vickie, I’m sorry. Allow me to introduce you to a corner of our living room that you haven’t seen much of before. Whatever this year has in store for you, I hope you take the time to be thankful and grateful and enjoy all your present moments…. Hi Liz! It barely soaked into the oak at all, but looked much darker on the maple. $13.99 13.9900 $ 13 Estimated Points . State of Paint in Hamilton and KC Interiors in Toronto both carry DB but if you’re in another area you can plug in your addy here and it should give you some more locations. Try this DIY weathered wood stain with these paint brushes… *This post contains affiliate links for your convenience* It tones down the natural look of new wood, while leaving the grain, and character of it. Add To Cart Add To Wish List . Just something to keep in mind. I’ve found a product that’s easy to use and gives an amazing weathered gray stain — and it’s waterbased to boot! I’m Denise – lover of all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. Where is it posted? . Missed you! This Classic Gray stain creates the perfect weathered look without over-saturating with too much gray. Note, this post contains some affiliate links for convenience. This seems like the best option, even if I have to sand it down to raw wood. The clear coat is applied after the stain is 100% dry. A few weeks ago I bought an Ektorp loveseat and I also had a Hemnes coffee table sitting in the garage, plain and white and perfectly fine on its o ... Easy tutorial on how to create a weathered wood gray finish. Everything you do comes out beautiful and your staging is excellent. Thanks and I’m sure it will! image via amazon.com. So, I think I've pinned about 400 Ikea Rast Hacks, but I've never actually done one of my own. If you were to apply the Up In Smoke Gray Stain (or any brand of gray) over the walnut, it will look totally different… my guess is it would give a kind of milky look over the dark stain — which may look stunning. . Yes, I used 3 coats of DB Satin Clear Coat on top of the gel stain. Make new wood look like old weathered wood or refinish your furniture with this wood finish. I recently up cycled a table just like this and ended up just using oak stain and varnish for the top. Thanks! Once again, nice save and it looks lovely in your home. Hi Shirley! But, when it came time to furnish the guest bedroom, I decided to check out what this Rast business was all about. I LOVE revamping plain old pieces to give them new life as well. Do you think if I gave it a light sanding ( I have not put the finish coat on it yet) I could put a coat of clear Boss on it and then the Voodoo gel stain up in smoke? Use strippers unless I absolutely love love love love love the look you did on your table... 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