DIY Weathered Wood

I recently gave my pantry a mini makeover. I took everything out…

I used some left over peel and stick wall paper for a little panache.

I put everything back in and decided the plain ole door didn’t match the fabulous insides.

I wanted to add some charm and character to our kitchen vs the stock door. I found an antique door with the right dimensions on Facebook marketplace for a whopping $30. Snapped that baby up immediately.

Unloaded the door and cleaned off the cobwebs.

Sanded it once with my palm sander and wiped it down.

I put some bleach in a spray bottle and hit it.

The bleach stripped the color off creating a weathered look. I hit the inset areas of the panels a second time.

This was after 2 coats of bleach air drying between.

And here she is in all her glory, I love the weathered look and it was so easy!!!

Now I want to spray all our wood with bleach!!! Let me know if you try it.

Cheers –


About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

I am customizing our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so every detail is curated to create our FOREVER home. I've worked on many homes of our own and client's home so there is plenty of inspirational for all home sizes and styles here. There are tutorial blogs for DIY projects to recipes- this blog is all things HOME. I hope you will join me and find inspiration here.

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