Rustic, Old World Dining Room

The 24 Hour Design team add rustic, Old-World charm to a plain dining room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe recycled wall art is composed of a salvaged door frame, a set of antique windows and a newly made shelf.
The shelf is finished using ordinary, household items. To get the wood ready to accept color, hot tea is brushed on it. The tannic acid in the tea makes the wood more reactive to color treatment. Steel-wool pads are broken into small pieces and placed in a jar. Vinegar is poured over the steel wool, and the solution is allowed to sit for 24 hours. The steel wool dissolves in the vinegar. The solution is then brushed onto the wood, giving it a rustic, rich and worn look.