Rustic Restoration Hardware Floor Stain Hack using Minwax Swatches on Red Oak.  Which is your favorite? Classic Gray , jacobean, weathered oak, or special walnut http://elizabethbixler.com/minwax-stain-for-red-oak-floors/

Minwax Stain for Red Oak Floors

Rustic Restoration Hardware Stain Hack using Minwax Swatches on Red Oak. Classic Gray , jacobean, weathered oak, or special walnut

I created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain and paneling nails for around $40. http://UncookieCutter.com

Mixed Wood Wall - Easy & Cheap DIY

I like the red oak and grey combo for the desks! created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain

Get the perfect warm gray by mixing these two stains! {Tutorial}

The BEST Formula for Warm Gray Stain

Get the perfect warm gray by mixing these two stains! Warm Weathered Gray Stain Formula: Classic Gray from Minwax Jacobean from Minwax Lightly mix stains together in a disposable container {or a fancy gas station cup like mine}{Tutorial}

Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain

Farmhouse Style Coffee Table Makeover {Before and After}

Great Color for Dinning Room Table - Farmhouse style coffee table makeover. How to update an old coffee table into a cute farmhouse style one! With Minwax Classic Grey Stain

DIY BARN WOOD :: She stained a piece of scrap board with Minwax white tint base wood stain in Slate and realized it was a bit too dark for her liking so she mixed the stain 50/50 with water which made a big difference. She let it dry over night and the next day used some ASCP in Pure White to white wash over the wood (mixing 1-2 Tbsp. with 1 cup water). She brushed it on then wiped it off with a paper towel. :: CLICK or here's another link…

DIY Barn Wood Picture Frame - Page 2 of 2

DIY BARN WOOD :: She stained a piece of scrap board with Minwax white tint base wood stain in Slate and realized it was a bit too dark for her liking so she mixed the stain with water which made(Mix Wood Grey)

Last week on the blog, I shared a Rustic Tree Branch Desk DIY, that Brandon  built and finished. The photos I took didn't quite show off the rustic,  distressed finish like I wanted, so I am sharing some close up photos today  of the finish as well as how we created a weathered wood gray finish.  We tested out a few different combinations to get a more gray washed  looked. Ultimately, we decided on using a combination of stain and white  washed paint (paint mixed with water) to achieve a...

How to Create a Weathered Wood Gray Finish

Gray Minwax Stains on Red Oak Wood Floors | www.TheArtesianProject.wordpress.com

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Minwax stains on red oak wood floors. Left to Right: Classic Gray/Pickled Oak Mix, Classic Gray, Classic Gray/Pickled Oak Mix, Provincial (top right), Provincial/Pickled Oak Mix (bottom right)

wood and gray dresser

April Before and Afters!

Loveleigh presents a quick weathered wood tutorial using Country Chic Paint products

Loveleigh presents a quick weathered wood tutorial using Country Chic Paint products----for kitchen and dining room table

Next time I need a grey stain I'll go with Minwax Classic grey. It seems like a much warmer grey than the Varathane weathered grey that I used.

First coat - Glidden Natural Linen Stain - MinWax Classic Gray 270 (one person brushes while the other wipes it right off) A little sanding for some aging Several Coats of MinWax - Polycrylic, satin finish (sand between each coat)

Minwax - water based Slate color -- 50/50 stain -water to lighten it....then white wash -- 2 TBSP white to 1 CUP water

DIY Barn Wood

Minwax - water based Slate color -- stain -water to lighten it.then white wash -- 2 TBSP white to 1 CUP water. Save this for the color - I like the stain only myself.

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