Monday, March 28, 2011

Tea staining wooden wares…


Happy Monday!

After collecting a bunch of wooden wares I decided to finally pull my collection together. However, many of them were newer and whiter than I Iike. Time for a little aging with tea.

Gather your wooden wares in a container or two…



Brew some tea then pour tea over top and
submerge items.


Let set for however long you want, repeat as necessary for color you wish to achieve. Remove. Dry.

And display...



Remember that they are still usable because you stained them with tea, so you can grab one whenever you need for cooking.

This is also how you stain fabrics. :)

Until next time…
Carmen and the Primcats


rachel said...

Thanks for sharing Carmen! I've stained fabric this way but never thought of doing wooden stuff.
Hope you have a great day!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Carmen~ great tutorial!
I really like them stained~ love how you displayed them in the pretty crock!
thanks for sharing

Carmen C. said...

I love how those turned out, very nice!!! Have a great day Carmen!

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Thanks for the tip Carmen. I have some to do as well. Walmart has wood sets on clearance so picked up a few sets.

primitivebettys said...

Well HOT DOG! I never would have thought of that! Thank you for sharing!!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Giggle... You beat me to the punch...I was going to share this little tip next... Thanks for sharing it with everyone..

Have a great Monday!!


SANDI said...

Thanks for sharing the tip. Never thought of doing this. I'm gonna give this a try.

Primsue said...

Love how they turned out. You have a great collection!


michelle said...

lookin fabulous in your crock!have a great week sweetie!blessings and hugs michelle

Tonya said...

Good idea! I love that you can still use them to cook with. Tomorrow is my first day on Fast Forward. Wish me luck!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love your collection.;)

Ann said...

Carmen, Great idea and they look terrific in your big crock. Thanks for sharing. ~Ann