I created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain and paneling nails for around $40. UncookieCutter.com

Mixed Wood Wall - Easy & Cheap DIY

I created this mixed wood wall with cheap wood paneling from Lowes, leftover stain and paneling nails for around $40. UncookieCutter.com

minwax stain chart | Advanta Envee Loose Lay Wood Planks - Garage Flooring LLC

minwax stain chart | Advanta Envee Loose Lay Wood Planks - Garage Flooring LLC

Last week on the blog, I shared a Rustic Tree Branch Desk DIY, that Brandon  built and finished. The photos I took didn't quite show off the rustic,  distressed finish like I wanted, so I am sharing some close up photos today  of the finish as well as how we created a weathered wood gray finish.  We tested out a few different combinations to get a more gray washed  looked. Ultimately, we decided on using a combination of stain and white  washed paint (paint mixed with water) to achieve a...

How to Create a Weathered Wood Gray Finish

Last week on the blog, I shared a Rustic Tree Branch Desk DIY, that Brandon built and finished. The photos I took didn't quite show off the rustic, distressed finish like I wanted, so I am sharing some close up photos today of the finish as well as how we created a weathered wood gray finish. We tested out a few different combinations to get a more gray washed looked. Ultimately, we decided on using a combination of stain and white washed paint (paint mixed with water) to achieve a...

Beautiful weathered finish using Minwax "Special Walnut" over  a light coat of Rustoleum "Weathered Grey". Stunning finish.

Beautiful weathered finish using Minwax "Special Walnut" over a light coat of Rustoleum "Weathered Grey". Stunning finish.

How to stain and finish wood // Staining wood is such an easy way to give…

How to stain and finish wood // Staining wood is such an easy way to give…

In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us is a Maya-Lin-designed museum with exterior wood cladding, a French restaurant with exterior wooden planters, and a bar with an outdoor wooden bench. These wooden surfaces looked great when they were first installed--then went to hell after just one or two NYC winters. If

In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us is a Maya-Lin-designed museum with exterior wood cladding, a French restaurant with exterior wooden planters, and a bar with an outdoor wooden bench. These wooden surfaces looked great when they were first installed--then went to hell after just one or two NYC winters. If

Aged weathered wood: stained dark walnut and then washed with watered-down gray chalk paint

Aged weathered wood: stained dark walnut and then washed with watered-down gray chalk paint

Easy step-by-step tutorial for finishing raw wood or furniture. With this technique you can apply a Farmhouse Style Finish to your next DIY project.

How to Get a Farmhouse Style Finish

Easy step-by-step tutorial for finishing raw wood or furniture. With this technique you can apply a Farmhouse Style Finish to your next DIY project.

One of the major 2016 tiling trends is the use of tiles in different materials, shapes or shades for the same floor. For example wood flooring (or tiles that look like wood) may be used alongside stone (or tiles that look like stone). In this example you can see  Misty Fjord™ Hexagon Polished Tiles from Topps Tiles. Check out my blog post to see more examples of this trend and find out what other tiling trend I identified for 2016.

Tiling Trends 2016

One of the major 2016 tiling trends is the use of tiles in different materials, shapes or shades for the same floor. For example wood flooring (or tiles that look like wood) may be used alongside stone (or tiles that look like stone). In this example you can see Misty Fjord™ Hexagon Polished Tiles from Topps Tiles. Check out my blog post to see more examples of this trend and find out what other tiling trend I identified for 2016.

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