I modified the Rustic X plans by removing the X's on the sides and using 1x3in slats on the shelf. They were made for a beach condo so I wanted a more open look. I wanted a white washed finish and after trying several ideas from the internet I came up with this process: First, I used rags to rub on Minwax Special Walnut stain as lightly as I could. Second, I diluted latex satin white paint, at least 50-50, and brushed it on a small area and immediately wiped it off with a clean rag. I used Minwax Polycrylic as my protective layer.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White wood from Lowe's
Minwax Special Walnut stain, white latex satin paint, Minwax Polycrylic Clear Satin
Recommended Skill Level