In this video we use a homemade stain to create a weathered look for a bathroom mirror. This is the first step in remodeling Vicki's guest bathroom.
This is a two step process stain process. We started by making our steel wool/vinegar stain.
Materials for the Vinegar/Steel Wool Stain:
For the vinegar/steel wool weathering stain, pour about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup white vinegar into the jar, add the steel wool & submerge. Let this sit at least 24 hours to marinate--the longer the better. I'm using a stain I mixed up that is 2 months old.
Next we roughed up the frame with different tools.
Tools/Materials for the White/craft paint stain
Pour the amount of white stain into the jar that you think will complete your project. It is best to err on the side of too much. Add the gray craft paint to tint the white stain a pale to darker gray & stir so that the gray is incorporated but not totally blended. We wanted the white/gray stain to have some variation.
Tip: Experiement with the two stains on scrap wood or the back of your project to perfect the look you're wanting to create.
Since this mirror will hang in a guest/half bath & will not be subjected to shower steam, it does not need a sealer. If further down the line it does, we will finish it will Danish wood oil or a flat clear spray coating.
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!