After I got done sanding the boards I tested the stain on a scrap piece of board and realized that it was a little bit too dark for the look I was going for. I ended up mixing 50/50 stain and water.
This really made a big difference and the color was exactly what I was looking for. I used a brush and brushed on the stain to all of the boards.
I let the stain dry over night. The next day, I used some of my favorite Annie Sloan, Pure White Chalk Paint to add a white wash.
To make the white wash I added about 1-2 Tablespoon of paint to 1 cup of water. It really doesn’t take that much paint. I brushed each board with the white wash and then I took a paper towel and wiped off some. The more paint you leave on the more white washed it looks.