SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Soak steel wool in apple cider vinegar, rub down new wood with the soaked steel wool for an instantly aged wood look. Good to know for "vintage" signs. - Click image to find more DIY Crafts Pinterest pins
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Seriously?! -- 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.
Great of ageing wood, I also use vinegar with a couple of copper coins and a spoon of coffee, leave it for a week and its ready to use, gives a lovely naturally aged finish to new wood or just to blend in cut ends...: