A step-by-step tutorial on how I duplicated Restoration Hardware's Weathered Oak finish.
A swatch of the Weathered Oak finish from Restoration Hardware, featured on the new vanity and medicine cabinet in our hall bath. This is the finish I was trying to duplicate.
The vanity in our hall bath from Restoration Hardware. Loved the finish and wanted to recreate it on the window in the bath.
My sample board, side by side with the sample from RH, Restoration Hardware. A very close match. Looks even closer in person. Color is nearly perfect match. Only difference really is in the grain.
The window being stripped of 50 years of paint.
The glaze top coat, also dry brushed.
The base coat, Rustoleum's Cabinet Transformations Kit in Potter's Wheel. Also dry brushed after being painted on to let some of the primer show through.
The window and the RH vanity.
Close up of the Windows's pine
Close up view of the finish, an impressive match for the RH weathered oak finish.
The window after the complete application of all layers, including the matte finish topcoat.
Close up of the base coat on the window.
The base coat.
The primer coat.
The window, taped up for priming.
The primer coat, put down and then dry brushed to remove some of the primer to let the wood show through a bit.