DIY Barn Wood effect on new wood. With a paintbrush, paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get the gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.
tutorial on barn finish-a gel varnish remover to strip off most of the varnish. The contrasty barnwood look comes from not getting all of the varnish off, whatever is left behind will appear lighter when you apply the dark stain
Great idea for stock cabinets: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White with Dark Walnut Glaze and wax. Builder grade, oak, bathroom vanity remodeling for master bath. I love Annie Sloane Chalk Paint.and the waxes.makes for awesome refinishing.