One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to walk along the beach and collect seashells, driftwood, and beach glass.

My collection of driftwood was the inspiration for this simple project!

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BEFORE
To get the driftwood look for this white frame I used wood stain and craft paint.
    


This large frame was the door to our entertainment center.  If you would like to see how I repurposed it, you can read about it here.


HOW TO GET THE DRIFTWOOD LOOK FOR YOUR FRAME


The first thing I did was remove the glass.   I wanted a lighter frame to hang on my newly painted plank wall. 




Then I sanded the white paint, just to rough it up. I used weathered gray wood stain and burnt umber craft paint.


This is my own method on how to make painted wood look like driftwood:

SUPPLIES:
sandpaper 
foam brush
cloth
wood stain
water
latex gloves to protect your hands!

Using a foam brush, I brushed on the wood stain.  Then I rubbed the wood stain into the white paint with a soft cloth.  Next, I used a damp cloth and wiped some of the wood stain off.  I added more wood stain and continued the process.

Then let it dry! 


Here is what the frame looked like before I added the craft paint.  It's a pretty grey, but not weathered enough to look like driftwood.  



The final step to get the driftwood look is applying the craft paint!  I used a cloth to apply the craft paint.  I rubbed the craft paint into the stain and wiped it with a damp cloth.  Let it dry...

AND

That's it...Now I have the driftwood look! I added the doorknob from the entertainment center to cover
 the nail.

AFTER
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