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Posted by CEFreeman (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 19, 11 at 15:30

Hi all!

Last year, Pottery Barn came out with their catalogue that was themed with incredible furniture. Or at least the finish was incredible. A grey, distressed look.

It was discussed here online, but I evidently can't remember which board, because a search doesn't yield the post.

I was wondering if anyone ever came close to replicating the finishes?


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RE: Previous Pottery Barn Post

Hey CE,

Was it the 'reclaimed wood' look, kind of like driftwood. The link below might be the thread you want.

I am trying something similar at the moment, and you can follow along in my 'does this look like driftwood?' thread over on Decorating.

Here is a link that might be useful: is this the thread?

RE: RE: Previous Pottery Barn Post

Link to my thread is below.

In my Net research I'm seeing that texture is a key part. One can dig out the softer wood with a wire wheel on a drill to get the 'furrows' in older driftwood. There are treatments to mimic the rusting and iron stains in reclaimed wood.

Today I discovered that striating or combing the washes also helps a lot.

Here is a link that might be useful: my current driftwood thread

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