DIY Faux Wood Door

I'm so excited to share this blog post with you guys on a paint technique that will give you the look of old wood! I have had great feedback about it on my Instagram and I'm happy to share it with you all today in full detail. In this post I will share how I did it on my pantry door, but I have also done this method on my mantel and builtin tops, a bed-frame, window panes, and tables. So if you are wanting the look of old weathered wood, but maybe have a piece that you can't strip down to the natural wood, or maybe a piece of laminate furniture, you can use this technique to achieve that old wood look.

DIY Painted pantry door with an old aged look

What you will need:

  • Valspar Antiquing Wax, Lowes

  • White chalk paint, I use this one

  • Grey, greige or beige chalk paint, I used Annie Sloan French Linen

  • Paint brushes, I like to use these, which you can also buy at Home Depot

  • Medium-Coarse grit sand paper

  • Rustoleum Matte Clear coat for chalk paint

Below are also some tutorial videos using this technique from my Instagram:

*Please note that the products in the videos vary depending on what I have on hand at the time.




Step 1:

First thing you will want to do is lightly sand your surface to prep it for painting. After you have sanded it, apply one coat of your white chalk paint and allow it to dry for at least an hour.

*In this picture below I had brought the original oak pantry door into the garage to paint it white a few years ago to go with my kitchen cabinets. I just wanted to show you this pic so see how it looked originally, yikes hey!!?

*And here is the door after it was painted white and I did a chalk board paint in the center trim. I had it this way for over a year before I decided to give it the wood look. So from here I just sanded it, applied one coat of white chalk paint, then one coat of the french linen.

Step 2:

Next you will apply your second colour of chalk paint. Your application doesn't have to be perfect, just make sure its mostly covering your surface. I used Annie Sloan french linen chalk paint, just because its usually what I have on hand, but you can use another grey shade as well, just as long as its chalk paint. *You can not use semi gloss paint for this project because the Antiquing Wax needs a chalky surface to stick to.