Do you have a favorite project you’ve done recently? My new favorite project is making clothes pins look old and weathered.
Add few dollops of equal parts of brown paint and gray paint, then mix in just enough water to cover the pins, mix it around till the paint is all mixed in.
And let them soak! You can adjust how much paint you put in the water by how dark or weathered you want them. You will want to give them a stir and flip them over at least once to make sure both sides weather equally. If you don’t like your first results, add more paint and soak them again.I let them go overnight and then sit in the sun to dry all day.They look weather beaten and aged and perfect to use for crafty projects where you want that barn wood look. For larger wood, putting the grey and brown mixture on top works better. If you soak the wood, it could warp the boards. Gray-washing is a great way to get a weathered look. for a mossy look, add in green paint, or lightly brush green paint over the top. I have found adding a few drops of green craft paint to a wet paper towel and then giving the clothes pins a slight dab with the towel is enough to give them a slightly mossy look with out going totally overboard.
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