Yeah, you can do that.
Old wood is awesome, but not so easy to find in the sizes I need.
Can be a little “pricey” too.
Here’s a quick trick to age new wood to look a little weathered……or a lot weathered.
Shred a handful of steel wool and add it to a Mason jar of vinegar.
After a couple of days….It looks like this muck.
Use this to “paint” on wood.
As it dries, and the mixture soaks into the wood, the colors start to age.
Now, this is important. Different woods will react differently to the vinegar mixture.
Yeah, the cedar bled a little, but I think y’all get the idea.
I brushed it all over the pine shelves on my plumbing pipe fixture in the living room.
Here’s the before:
And after a coat of the vinegar mixture…..
I’m not sure where the “pink” tones came from…but there they are.
I promise, it looks much more grey/brown after a few days of drying.
“How does the vinegar and steel wool make the wood change?” you may ask.
The only plausible answer is “Science”.
Science is why.
Use this knowledge only for good.