So, this has been on my list of things to try and I finally got a chance! My client wanted that beachy, driftwood, rustic feel to her dresser and two nightstands. I knew exactly how I wanted to create that look. Vinegar and Steel Wool! I didn't know how much I was going to need for these 3 pieces so I took 2 good size mason jars and filled them up with white vinegar about 3/4 full and put two pieces of fine grade, 0000 grade steel wool in the jar. I let it sit for 4 days. First the pieces were sanded down with my orbital DeWalt. I love that tool!!! I also used this new sander, , it's a Ryobi Detail Sander, a nice addition to my collection :) The wood was pine and had that typical orangey tinge to it. Sorry, before picture is non-existent! I think I just got to anxious to start and forgot, definitely happens!
I used some white cotton cloths to apply the stain. Gloves are a must! I only needed one coat of the natural stain.
I love the smell of this chemical free wax I used! It's called Howard Citrus Shield. Great product, a little spendy, but worth it. Glass knobs are from Anthropologie. Totally love the outcome and so did the client.