What is the best way to refurbish furniture to look like driftwood?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 25, 2017
    white vinegar and steel wool. www.hometalk.com/diy/paint/how-to-create-a-driftwood-finish-3569294

  • Kent Kent on May 25, 2017
    Making it look like actual driftwood would be hard - as driftwood is randomly shaped. But if you mean weathered like driftwood - that can be done. The wood should be thoroughly stripped. Soak steel wool in a jar of strong white vinegar for a week. The iron will dissolve and form iron acetate, which can then be 'painted' on to the wood. It will have a chemical reaction with the tannins in the wood to turn it a weathered grey-brown. If the wood has insufficient tanning, you can first brush on strong black tea (which will add tannin to it) - let it dry thoroughly before using the acetate solution, though.