How to make a Barn Wood effect. Start with new wood. Then with the paintbrush, paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get that gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.
weathered wood tutorial - Making New Wood Look Old <3
making weathered barnboard out of new lumber
These vintage cases fit into so many design styles. British Empire, Tribal, Retro, Shabby chic ( with a wash of paint), boho, even modern industrial. Any wonder they are so hard to come by! I need some, you probably do too.