Farmhouse File Box

August 14th, 2013 in member junk     
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My Farmhouse File Box filled with notes, to do lists, cards and everything else...but the kitchen sink!
Aged box with vinegar and tea.
Neat and tidy!  Ready for tomorrow.
My Farmhouse File Box filled with notes, to do lists, cards and everything else...but the kitchen sink!

My Farmhouse File Box filled with notes, to do lists, cards and everything else...but the kitchen sink!


Using a tea and vinegar technique, I aged pine boards to make a file box.  I used beyondreadingmoldy old book covers to make dividers for days of the week, dates of the month, and months of the year.  Then drop in daily to do list, receipts, birthday cards, etc.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Farmhouse File Box
posted in: member junk, organizer, farm, old books, farmhouse, file, to do lists, aged wood

Comments (3)

CountryDesignStyle writes: Oophs! I will add a post here for the technique too. But in the meantime...add fine steel wool to a jar and pour white vinegar on top to cover. Let sit 24 hours. After 24 hours make a cup of tea with regular tea bag. "Paint" the board with tea and let dry. Then "paint" with the "ironed" vinegar. The wood will darken as it dries.
I need to fix my settings to email me when anyone leaves a comment. Sorry it took so long to reply. Posted: 8:08 am on September 4th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Your box turned out great, yes please enlighten us! Posted: 2:03 pm on August 16th
junqueartiste writes: Love how you did this...but do not know what the tea & vinegar technique is for aging wood....could you enlighten me? Posted: 12:42 am on August 15th
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