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Don't waste $ on expensive 'crackle finish' paints, good ol' white school glue works! Instructions: 1.Paint wood surface with base coat paint and allow to dry thoroughly. 2.Brush White Glue on top of base coat. (A thicker coat results in larger cracks - apply a thinner coat for fine cracks.) 3.While glue is tacky, brush on top coat. 4.Dry completely.

Frugal DIY - Get the Crackle finish with Elmer's Glue

DIY::Crackle finish with Dollar Star Glue Tutorial ! ( crackle medium is nothing but diluted (elmer's) white glue! Dollar store white glue will work the same way.

How to Make Chalk Paint :: not the chalkboard type of paint, it's like the Annie Sloan chalk type of paint! cool...tutorial. Has anyone really tried this and it compares to AS paints??

How To Make Chalk Paint

{DIY Chalk Board Paint} How to Make Chalk Paint :: not the chalkboard type of paint, it's like the Annie Sloan chalk type of paint!

Blogger Down Home Inspiration has the key to achieving the perfect distressed, rustic paint look. These DIY tips and tricks are sure to help you capture a charming country feel in your space.

How to Achieve the Weathered Paint Look

How to Achieve the Weathered Paint Look: the key to achieving the perfect distressed, rustic paint look. These DIY tips and tricks are sure to help you capture a charming country feel in your space.

Patina Everything! vinegar salt. Fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and 1tsp salt. dump any metal you want to 'age'.

Patina--vinegar (white or apple cider) and salt. For small items, fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and sprinkle in about 1 tsp salt. Add any metal you want to 'age'. Seal if you touch items a lot

Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later..

All natural (mostly) wood stains! A handful of pennies in vinegar will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.

how to make your own primitive looking signs. She uses stencils, acrylic paint, stain, and 6" boards

Excellent step by step instructions on how to make primitive signs and distress them. I'll be ready for next summer with my "RELAX" sign. might keep me home for a little while anyway :)

Here is an example of stencilling where no paint is used.  Rather, you stencil with varnish, and then stain.  The stain doesn't 'take' to the place where the varnish is (so it comes out clear wood color).  This is delicate and pretty. I want to paint a loom.

Use wood glue and a stencil to block the stain. Use wood glue and a stencil to block the stain. was last modified: May 2013 by admin

Don't be blue! This reclaimed wood heart packs a big punch. Measuring approximately 1 ft by 1ft, it is perfect for displaying just about anywhere! This heart can be customized with colors of your choo

Small heart, painted {reclaimed wood}

Dont be blue! This reclaimed wood heart packs a big punch. Measuring approximately 1 ft by it is perfect for displaying just about anywhere! This heart can be customized with colors of your choo

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