DIY barnyard wood. Beat up new wood if desired, then add Olympic brand Weathered Barnboard stain. Don't wipe off, leave til dry. (15 min). Dry brush primer lightly over top. Dry brush flat gray paint sporadically over top. Add a little black in paint and repeat. lightly sand. Coat with stain once more, seal and done!
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Faux Barn Wood Tutorial (starting with bare wood) by Monica & Jess, "The Real Housewives of Bucks County"
Old barn wood, pallets, and just about anything rustic is pretty dang cool in my book. These coasters are made from old barn wood and have been stamped, giving them a fun and charming look. Janelle’s instructions are all of 2 sentences long, but there isn’t much more explanation needed. Sodderbug: Beautifully Made Photo Charms – And More – Blog – Barn Wood Coaster.
i think this is a doable craft for me seeing as how the only skill involved would be putting the nails in the right place