IMG_7991Do Y’all love the weathered wood look, but don’t want to pay the incredible price tag associated with restored barn wood?  Then this is the perfect post for you!  I wanted to show y’all how you can get that gorgeous textured look using simple layers of paint!  CHEAP!!

Here’s what i used:

Black paint ( whatever i had on hand)

White paint (What i had on hand)

Americana Chalk Paint in Primitive

Grey Paint (what i had on hand)

Rustoleum Decorative glaze in Java Brown (you can get it from Home Depot)

You are going to want to start by painting your wood black.  It can be flat paint, satin, whatever… you just need a base coat of black.  Next, i dry brushed on white paint (following the direction of the wood grain).

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The easiest way to show y’all is through video, so i’ve included one here!
Weathered Wood Video Tutorial

(The video will open in a new window, so you will be able to come right back here to where you left off reading!)

After you have dry brushed on your white, you will want to keep adding dimension and texture just like old barn wood naturally has.  I used a biege color next, and dry brushed it on. Then i added grey through the same dry brush technique.


Can you see how much dimension and interest this technique is adding to the wood?  Paint can work miracles y’all!

If you watched the video, you know the next step is adding one of my favorite products Rustoleum Decorative Glaze in Java Brown.  It adds great character to the wood and paint and gets in all those little crevices to really give you the look you are going for when antiqueing a piece of wood!


This whole process took me about 30 minutes from start to finish, and around $15.  Talk about bang for your buck!  Heres a link to a quick video showing y’all the finished product.
Video of Finished Mirror

Finished Weathered Wood Mirror
Finished Weathered Wood Mirror

I hope this tutorial has been helpful for y’all!  As Always, i love to read your comments and am happy to answer any questions that you have!!  Have a blessed day!

Much Love,