Barn-Wood Ceiling Medallion...You Can Make One Too!


Faux barn-wood!


I have seen barn-wood all over blogland. I fell in love with it at first sight. Since my area does not have any old barns I decided I could make my own barn style wood. 


~ How to Age the Wood ~

Apple Cider Vinegar 
Steel Wool
Container for Solution
Paint Brush  
I used: (rough cut cedar wood from Lowes)
 Any boards that look like barn-wood will work....I used cedar. It's from Lowes and the stock number is 7499. The wood size was 1" x 4" x 8 feet. The wood has a smooth side and a rough side. I used the rough side.


Pour the apple cider vinegar into a container. Add the steel wool and let it sit for 24 hours.
 I used a chip paint brush to apply the mixture to the wood.  
*Save your leftover mixture. I poured the rest into a glass jar. I discarded the steel wool.

~ Barn-wood Ceiling Medallion ~
I used (Titebond 11) premium wood glue to glue the boards together. I waited another 24 hours for the glue to set up and dry.

My husband cut the circle for me. I used a charger plate for the size. 
(13 inches)

 He also used a router to finish off the edge of the medallion.


I used the apple cider vinegar mixture again to stain the sides. 


Now the fun part begins! It's time to hang the wagon wheel.

The wagon wheel light is on a dimmer switch. It's very bright in the picture! It will also go as low as candlelight.





The glass globes are from Lowes.

 
Not bad for faux barn-wood. 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,
Dee
I was asked: How long did you leave the vinegar mixture on your wood? Or do you just let it soak in?

Reply - Just wipe the mixture on and wait till it dries :)


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26 comments:

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job Dee! It looks so good!

Have a great weekend.
Pam

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Amazing! I have never tired this solution before! My mom always said, vinegar was good for so many things! I love this!

Little Miss Maggie said...

It really does look like old wood. I wonder if this would work on a painted board? Some food for thought. The wagon wheel light is absolutely perfect for your western motif. Thanks for the tutorial.

Little Miss Maggie said...

P.S. How long did you leave the vinegar mixture on your wood? Or do you just let it soak in?

Sherry said...

Love this. I will definitely give it a try!

Angie said...

Great idea, Dee! We need to make one of these for our dining room because we are removing a ceiling fan and replacing it with a smaller light, so I need something to cover the marks left by the fan.

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Your wagon wheel chandy looks great. I have never tried to age wood, so thanks for the recipe:) Will have to give it a try. The room is sure coming together.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very nice! I love this technique -- I used it on some wooden garden stakes that I glued together to make a faux 'beach' sign last summer -- it's so amazing how this makes any kind of wood look aged! Love the whole look of the room with that chandelier!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the look of the weathered wood. I'll have to remember that technique.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Awesome Dee!!

New End Studio said...

The finished light is terrific, and using non chemicals to age the wood is a great idea. It looks great!

Gina said...

You did it! It looks great, Dee! The perfect accent for your son's room.

Crystal said...

Fantastic! I've always purchased the ones from the home improvement stores and yours is so-so much nicer. Great job!! :-)

Richelle Kelley said...

Dee, just seen this on FB @ Our Adventures In Home Improvement!!! That came out PERFECT looking! Your son must be over the moon with the results of that!!! You are so talented! Great job pretty face!!

Richelle Kelley said...

Dee, just seen this on FB @ Our Adventures In Home Improvement!!! That came out PERFECT looking! Your son must be over the moon with the results of that!!! You are so talented! Great job pretty face!!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I use white vinegar all the time with the steel wool and it works great (cheaper too). I have a jar with the steel wool in it in the garage and I just keep adding white vinegar to it. The vinegar is a really dark brown and it works every time!
Susan
Homeroad

Katherines Corner said...

Well done my friend, looks terrific. Love that you used the vinegar to stain it, perfect! xo

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work Dee! I love that the lighting is on a dimmer. This is definately a one of a kind light fixture!

Chatty Crone said...

Man that looks like the real thing to me! sandie

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dee

Great idea and I love how it looks in your son's room.

PS. I watch your video on the woodworking tool and its really easy. I plan on getting one. Glad you made the video. I'll make sure to order it from the ad on your blog. Thanks again. : )

Vanessa

gail wilson said...

Great tips for aging wood! I left some outdoors over the winter last year... it didn't age enough to suit me. lol
Your new ceiling medallion looks great!
gail

andrea@townandprairie said...

This is so lovely, I can't believe what you have done here. Great job!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Fabulous job! I love all things rustic and this fills the bill. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Perfect for that wagon wheel light! Thank you for linking up.

Gypsy Heart said...

How do you even think of these things? I love the look and your light fixture looks like it's just perfect in the space.

xo
Pat

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

I love this idea, it would look great in my master too :)
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