How to 'weather' wood remove varnish take steel wool and put in a jar and cover with vinegar. Let it sit at least 24 hours make a strong cup of tea and brush the tea on the wood and let dry. brush on the vinegar mixture.
All natural (mostly) wood stains! A handful of pennies in vinegar will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.
Simple, inexpensive barnwood boxes to build from cedar fencing. Cool thing -- fill with whatever's seasonal and leave up all year long. Chalkboard Blue, posting at Simply Kierste, has the tutorial. use my crates as lifts for displays
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