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An experiment

The back door enters into a small room of sorts, I call it the mudroom. Well the walls were in a terrible state, so we decided to cover it with reclaimed wood, images of which i see floating all over the world wide web.

I found some Ikea bed slats from Craigslist and we nailed this to the wall. However since it’s so bland, I wanted to stain it but since I really don’t want anything too toxic I researched making  my own wood stains. So I took some copper bits (not pennies) and put it in a glass jar with some vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Who knows how toxic that is??? Image

It turned into this beautiful blue in a matter of minutes.

I went on to brush it on one of the slats hoping it would absorb the color.

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The Left part of the slat has two coats and the right side just one. It’s not as blue as the solution in the jar but it looks like a pale blue green

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So it works and I like what i see, now I just hope my other chemistry experiments will be as successful.

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