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 triumph in the end as one of nature’s most unique and stunning works of art.
We’re on a mission to gather and share 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.
Our latest blog features a tutorial on creating your own driftwood clock. Ours features a third leg so that it can stand on it’s own.
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.