Use wood stain to add to the aged look — darker stain will show the 'distressed' marks better. Use a rag to rub the stain into the recessed areas, then remove excess stain with the same rag, wiping in the direction of the wood grain. Allow to dry completely before proceeding.
Using a length of chain, beat indentations in the wood surfaces on all sides and edges. Use a flathead screwdriver to dig gouges in the wood, and further distress it with a hammer or other tools to achieve a worn look. Use sandpaper to smooth away any rough or sharp edges.
DIY Rustic-Industrial Shoe Storage Bench: Cut Wood for Top, Sides and Back
Measure, mark and cut the top, side and back pieces. For the top you will need to cut (3) 1” x 6” x 55½” pieces. For the sides you will need to cut (4) 1” x 6” x 21¼” pieces and (2) 1” x 4” x 21¼” pieces. For the back, cut the sheet 21¼” x 52”. TIP: Ask to have the sheet cut at the hardware store. Remove rough cut edges from all boards with sandpaper.
The exposed wooden beams and ceiling are carried on into the master bedroom. A wall of built-in storage cabinets serves as the closet while an antique metal bed frame and quilted bedding add to the shabby chicness of the room.
Stylish Country Kid's Room With Matching Single Beds Covered in Blue Blankets, Natural Wood Nightstand and Framed
Matching twin beds are dressed with white sheets and navy blue blankets. The two beds are separated by a natural wood nightstand with open face storage. Framed children's art above the beds adds a kid friendly touch to the room.