This week we had to choose the floor stain which I thought would be my favorite since I already had an idea of what I liked. I wanted to match the porch ceiling wood and the exterior corbels with the wood on our floors. Little did I know pine (the ceiling) stains differently than red oak (floors) and differently than our cedar corbels. So this was a challenge . We LOVE Restoration Hardware stores floor. The reclaimed salvage wood look is stunning and something we were desperate to recreate.
source – Restoration Hardware Store
Gorgeous right?! How was I going to recreate this look without a million different stains and coats? When I worked on our farm table, I layover 6 different stains and white washed to get the salvaged look. I doubt a professional will come out and do that to our floors without a massive budget increase. Our floor guy wanted us to choose preferably one stain incase anything ever happens to the floors. He believes it will be difficult to get the stain to rematch. We also chose Minwax stain for our red oak floors. We set on Minwax Special Walnut and Weathered Oak to give us the look we wanted but that did not work at all!% | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | %