Hey friends! I am stopping in with a super easy DIY idea for you today. Did you know that you can make your own wood stain at home? It is super easy, no toxic chemicals, and has such a cool effect on your wood! Things you will need:
What you do:
Pour vinegar into a mason jar, no need to measure, I just eyeballed as much as I thought I would need for my table. After you’ve done this, you add in a couple pieces of steel wool and let it do it’s thing for 24-48 hours. I mixed it about halfway through.
That is it! Seriously! You can try out different kinds of vinegar, each kind will provide completely different results! For my table I used just plain white vinegar, I’ve heard that red wine vinegar will give you a light brown stain, and that apple cider vinegar does it’s own thing too! So fun to try out! It didn’t take to all of the table top evenly but I really didn’t mind on this farmhouse table. I was going for a weathered look in the first place. After it dried, I applied a matte wipe on poly for resilience against spills and life. I am so in love with the results I got! Isn’t that so fun and unique? The vinegar oxidizes the wood and naturally ages it quicker than leaving it outside for a while. So cool!