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How to Create Weathered Wood in Hours

How to Create Weathered Wood in Hours

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Do you love the look of weathered wood as much as I do?  But who has time to wait 10 years for wood to weather…right?   I am going to show you how to create weathered wood in hours….rather than years!

How to create weathered wood in hours


weathers-wood-frame-with-chicken-wire_-5 I am happy to say I have finally found a product that will give a weathered wood look in hours It is called Vintage Wood, better with age, by Amy Howard home……..the other thing I love about this product is it smells wonderful and is non toxic!
weathers-wood-frame-with-chicken-wire_-3Ready to see how I made this frame?


For this project you will need the following (affiliate links included)

  1. Pallet Wood-rough sawn
  2. Vintage Wood, Better With Age
  3. Chip Brush
  4. Sand Paper
  5. Liming Wax
  6. Wax Brush

Once you have all your materials you will want to start by sanding down your tough sawn wood slightly…. we want the texture of the wood left.  The texture will help to create a weathered look.


Once it is slightly sanded down now it is time to add better with age.  As you are adding this you will notice it goes on clear and looks like you don’t have enough on….but give it time it will slowly begin to darken and age your wood as it dries.


The wood on the right was the first piece I did, the one in the middle the second and the one on the far left is the one I finished just before I took the picture…. pretty cool how this wood is weathering right before our eyes.  Once your wood has dried all the way it is time for the next step.


Applying the liming wax.

{don’t mind my nasty hands…I wish I could say they rarely look like this…but well that would be a lie}

Take your wax brush and press it into your wax in a circular motion until you have covered the bottom of the bristles.


After your bristles are covered begin to press it into the wood so it gets stuck in the texture we left on the wood.


Continue to add the liming wax over the top of the Vintage Wood.  The great part about distressing with a wax is not only are you creating an awesome finish you are also sealing your wood!


Now that you have applied the wax this is what your wood should look like!  It doesn’t have to be perfect, some spots may be lighter or darker, that is what we are doing for.  Natural weathered wood doesn’t not weather evenly. And there you have how to create weather wood in hours….so easy right?


I love how natural this frame looks.  It is the perfect addition to our new space.





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  1. Sharon in Oakland
    January 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the info with great pics. I love the comparison pic of each stage of the wood drying! That helps! I want to do the exact same thing but with an beachy turquoise color to it. Do I just paint a thin layer first and do all other steps after that? Thanks!

    • startadmin
      February 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      I would do the weathered wood first then paint a thin layer of paint and lightly sand some of the paint off.

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