They started out as nice smooth clean pine boards......
|After they were beat up|
Then I took over.
I brewed three lipton tea bags in boiling water and let cool. Overnight. OK, I lied, it was two days before I got back to it. The tea was nice and cool at that point. Then I brewed three more because I didn't make enough the first time. When the tea cooled I loaded a spray bottle and sprayed tea evenly on the boards, like misting plants. Even though I have never misted plants.
The boards looked the same after the tea spray.
|Nectar of the Gods|
It wasn't till I brushed on the vinegar and steel-wool mixture that the tea reacted and turned a lovely shade of brown. I let them dry. They stunk like an old salad. And so did I.
|Left one tea sprayed only. Right one after vinegar/steel-wool solution|
Two headboards. Similar but not identical. They have been knicked and knacked and tea sprayed, and vinegar steel-wool brushed, and then......random boards were whitewashed for that grayish driftwood look. They are starting to have a pallet look to them.
Annie Sloan wax was used. Dark on a couple boards that I wanted to have a burned look, and the rest of the boards were waxed with clear. I have yet to buff them.
|Rock N Roll Dresser|
I've been waiting for inspiration. I'm thinking when those two headboards make their way into his room it just might be the inspiration I've been waiting for.
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