Start with an unfinished pair of curtain rod finials. (I found mine at the thrift store, of course!)
Rummaged though my wood stash to find two square 4″x4″ routed edge wood plaques (form craft store) and two smaller square pieces of scrap wood. Glued the two together, and drilled a pilot hole in the center top.
I painted them both aqua and sanded a bit. Decided to try a different ‘aging method’ on each one, as I’ve never actually compared the two side by side.
The darker distressing is from using the Ralph Lauren tobacco stain; brush on and wipe off excess.
I invented it because when I would use old naturally grayed wood fence boards, I hated how the freshly cut edges looked NEW. So I formulated a water based ‘wash’ to brush on and make the new wood match the old stuff.
***This is just about the ONLY ‘recipe’ that I do not share. I’ve always hoped to someday be able to ‘sell’ the formula and ‘make it rich’!! LOL!!
Which color do you like best?