Welcome to DIYDriftwood.com where we pay homage to the beauty of driftwood – its simplicity yet inexplicable beauty in the washed out grays, whites and beige tones, the mix of smooth and textured surfaces. A testament to natural forces that starts out as a simple unassuming piece of wood and, through the many years of nature’s unrelenting assaults and batterings, still manages to emerge as one of its most unique and stunning works of art.
Here at DIYDriftwood.com we are interested in gathering and sharing information on “driftwood” – from finding it to cleaning and finishing it and everything in between. Whether you’re an artist that makes small or large scale sculptures from beautiful driftwood pieces or an avid DIYer that likes to roll up your sleeves, get dirty and express your creative side by getting that perfect driftwood finish on a piece of salvaged furniture – you inspire us.
And just to show how creative people are with driftwood, take a look at our latest blog which features the very creative and interesting world of Aquascaping and using Driftwood in Aquascapes. I was blown away by these beautiful and often eerie little worlds – a definite unexpected use of driftwood.
If you’re a Pinterest follower than you may have read Pinterest’s Top Trends for 2015 wherein they listed all things weathered and aged, driftwood furniture and bringing the outdoors in as an upcoming trend. And they deduced this through Pinterest Boards and how many users were pinning about these topics. I can’t really say this is surprising, nor would I say this is a trend. Personally, I think it’s been around for quite a while but this is perhaps the first time any source has been able to actually document it through Pinterest Boards. Go Pinterest!
Through the years, I’ve learned different faux painting and simple homemade weathering techniques that I’ve used to successfully achieve a driftwood finish on furniture, and will share them with you here for those who like to get their hands dirty. (See Video). But I’ve also discovered a proven formula that, when mixed with water, can be easily applied to any unfinished and untreated wood furniture to achieve a spectacular weathered driftwood finish usually within minutes. I couldn’t be happier with the results. For those who would like a simpler, safer and easier way to achieve an elegant Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish and to see samples of how it works – click here.