Harvest Moon Prims

Sharing my Love of Primitives & Creating


Tutorials: Aging Wooden Pieces

Start with raw wood...I sanded it to smooth the finish of the wood.I then added a coat of sealer
because the wood I used was very pourous. I made my wood 1" larger than the stencil,but
you can make it any size you choose.
Next is the basecoating of the wood

Once that is dry...I did the stencil .Made sure you measure carefully
so it is centered on your wood. I cut the wood 1" larger than the stencil
I like to use a sea sponge when applying a stencil like this,cause it is
very thin and I don't want to bend the stencil...Once that happens it is never the same..    

  The finished stencil looks good huh?
Next comes the sanding...I used my mouse sander,but if you don't have on regular sandpaper will do..just takes longer,and more time..

Once sanded the way you like...then it time to add the stain/antiquing.
I used briwax in Black to stain them both..however on the mustard board, I added minwax
stain first...and used the black lightly around the edges


Lots of time,and work,but well worth it...when you have your finished checkerboard.! You can

use this technique on all your wood pieces you want to "Prim" up...and they come out wonderful!


Patti said...

Love,love, love your checkerboards!! Where did you purchase your stencil from? Thanks soooo much! Patti :)

Anonymous said...

Just a great tutorial. I make wood primitive items too! I've never used the briwax before, I'll have to try that! Thanks,Cathy

Angie Berry said...

I LOVE Briwax and that's all I'll ever use from now on. It is amazing stuff in my book! Great tut for beginners!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

These look great, I've never used the black Briwax but I am going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!!

Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I've never used BriWax but I'm running out tomorrow to grab some. It's so fun to learn new techniques from my fellow bloggers!
Blessings - Wendy @ RavenwoodWhimzies.blogspot.com

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

This is great! What a fun piece. Where did you get your stencil? Thanks for sharing.


MamaMay said...

Lovely tutorial! I plan on linking to it on my Awesome links blog!

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