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Last summer, I made my own tree stump table by removing the bark from a stump and adding 3 casters to the bottom to make it easy to move around.

At that time, I left the wood untreated but I recently updated it with a new finish.     Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish is a simple powder that you add to water and apply to bare, unfinished , stripped and sanded wood and it will produce a beautiful driftwood appearance usually within 15 minutes.

 It is not a stain but a product that reacts to the tannins in the wood to produce bluish/gray tones.  It reacts a little differently to each wood depending upon the amount of tannins in the wood.  Oak, walnut, and mahogany normally produce a very dark color (which can be lightened by diluting the product), and maple, birch, poplar, and pine normally produce light to medium blue/gray tones.  It does not work on balsa, parawood, rubberwood or Malaysian oak – it just doesn’t produce any noticeable color.

It is a subtle difference but I like the fact that the wood now has a finished coat.  I think the treatment would also work well for those popular unfinished pine armoires and a variety of DIY projects (for example, a mirror made with unfinished wood!).  Check out more ideas to make your own driftwood projects here.


DIY Driftwood provided the product for my honest feedback and review. All expressed opinions are my own.



We were snowed in last week so I started some paint projects.  I first started painting a closet (all of our closets need painting!) but when I realized how many coats it would need (the paint color is a pink/raspberry) I stopped and started this project for instant gratification.

I’ve long wanted to do something to the back of our glass fronted kitchen cabinets.  This was a really quick fix.  It took longer for the paint to dry than it did to actually paint them.  Here is how they’ve looked since the kitchen remodel two years ago.

And after a little less than hour here’s their new look:

I just painted the back of the cabinet with a small quart of dark gray “oops” paint found in the paint section at Lowes.   I don’t even know the name of the color because it wasn’t labeled.

I love the change and like what a quick fix this is. You can do the same thing on any freestanding or mounted bookshelf in your home too!

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