Quick Technique to Make New Wood Look Old

  1. Ellen Cousar says:

    WOW! You had a good eye for this piece. I would have walked by. Beautiful job, Deb. <3

  2. Pat says:

    Thanks so much for posting here for future reference. ❤

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      You’re welcome. I’m going to start trying to do that more. That way people can always find things. It’s one of my NY Goals.


    Looks awesome!!

  4. Kelly Monfort says:

    You find the cutest things at antique stores! Love the paint technique!

  5. Ann Woleben says:

    This is such a neat find. I love “thrifting” and finding a “treasure.” Thank you for sharing the DIY steps.

  6. Jill says:

    Love love this technique you guys have definitely motivated me to get back to all the random furniture I have picked up here and there and do some WORK ????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yay…. Thank you! I love it when that happens. Other people motivate me a lot, too.

  7. Cheryl Gibbs says:

    I absolutely love it! In fact, I love both the before and after. Deb did a great job and thank you both for posting. I was wondering if you have a quick minute, could you post the dimensions of the piece? If not, I understand. Happy New Year, you two creative ladies!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thanks so much…. It’s only about 12″W x 12″T x 9″D It’s small. But would be perfect for organizing office items.

  8. Michelle Hann says:

    I can’t wait to try this technique! I have never tried staining first. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Patti says:

    Thanks for sharing… love Deb’s technique. Love it!

  10. Stacey says:

    When you say do the piece in sections, did you mean the top , then sides? Or section top, section sides? Thank you for sharing! ❤️

  11. Teresa says:

    You said you had white paint and used that. Any special info on the paint that can be used?

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      No… We just use any white paint that we have. It doesn’t have to be anything special.

  12. Pam says:

    I love this technique and will be trying it. I also often use milk paint for that chippy look. I am just like you, I love white! Thank Deb for me

  13. Marie says:

    Oh my goodness!!! Love the process an May just have to take a swing… when I find a piece! Preferably a bed like y’all’s !!!

  14. […] all of your items.  We age new wood with paint and stain.  I wrote a few posts about that process here and here if you want to check it out.  We used white paint for those pieces.  However, I wanted […]

  15. […] this faux wooden beam out of random boards to hide all of them.   She painted them using our paint technique that we use on new boards to make them look old.  And then added a little applique to add a […]

  16. […] did Deb’s old familiar paint technique on the doors to make new wood look old and just painted the cabinets white.  We added some […]

  17. Rebecca Bleā says:

    I love this little cabinet. Thanks for showing the step by step directions. I’m going to try this as soon as I can find a similar piece. Love it sitting on the counter top! You made taking the guess work out of how to get this look and end result! Thanks mucho! ????

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