Last week I shared with you the first phase of building my herb garden (you can see that post here). To refresh, here is where we ended that post, with a nice big box ready for step 2.
The stain went on really easily. I used a larger brush but not top quality since I knew the wood would tear it apart. I think we spent $2 on the brush and threw it away after. It took about 30 minutes to cover the whole thing with the stain. Be aware that the stain is thinner than regular latex paint so it will be messier...and me being a messy painter trust me when I say that :) I probably should have put a drop cloth down but I was painting in the garage and was ok with making a little bit of a mess.
We let this sit overnight...although the stain says 48-72hrs I have no patience so we waited 24 hours to move on to step 3...but more to come on that later. Until then, here is the box with the stain applied, doesnt it look much nicer than without the stain?! Remember that we went with a colored stain to try and make the box more even in color but there are clear stains as well if you like the look of your wood. Oreo wanted to help :)
Project Housewife Out!