Keeping it short and simple this week. I stained a little letter using a fun and easy technique.
For this project I used a little monogram from target but if you have a good scroll or jig saw you can make your own shapes.
I drew out what design I wanted in chalk first but then decided just to wing it
Using a small brush I painted the design on using plain old wood glue, nothing special just elmers.
Let the glue dry thoroughly
Then apply a thin coat of a dark stain (or at least darker than the natural wood tone) and quickly buff off any excess
Voila your pattern is left natural.
It’s a quick and easy way to add detail to a project and it’s pretty versatile as well. If you’re not comfortable free handing a pattern you can always mask off a geometric pattern like stripes or chevrons.