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Whitewash Kitchen Table

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Whitewash Kitchen Table

3. Using a paint brush, apply the whitewash mixture in long strokes following the wood grain. Whitewash tends to dry quickly, so work in small sections. 4. While the whitewash is still damp, wipe off excess with a clean rag. This will allow even more of the wood grain to show through in your design. 5. Allow the piece to dry completely and then repeat steps 3 and 4 until you’ve reached a desired level of coverage. This can be different for each individual! Allow your creative eye to tell you when enough is enough. 6. After the piece is completely dry, you can sand again to allow more of the wood grain to show through, or to just even out areas that have gathered too much paint. 7. Seal the piece with a water-based poly applied in long , even strokes. Water-based poly is best for this surface because it’s white. Oil-based poly will add a yellow hint, and take away from that fresh white glow! 8. Stand back, admire the goodness and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done! See you next week! xo
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

3. Using a paint brush, apply the whitewash mixture in long strokes following the wood grain. Whitewash tends to dry quickly, so work in small sections.
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

This has given me an idea for my bed frame, but you said the furniture should not be previously painted. My bed frame shows some grain, but it does not look like stain was put on it, so it must be paint. Will whitewash work on a painted bed frame? If not whitewash, any other suggestions?
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

Furniture Makeover: How to Whitewash a DresserSome knit, others sew. My personal brand of DIY is re-habbing furniture. I’ve spent many a weekend afternoon sanding, painting, polyurethaning, and adding new hardware. So when my friend Gloria asked if I’d help her whitewash a dresser, I said, “you bring the Breaking Bad-style paint suits, and I’ll bring the wine.”
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

melissa, thank you for your sweet words friend! I’m so glad you like it! The moose head was made for me by mollie greene of royal buffet. she has an etsy shop, but there are no large paper taxidermy heads in there right now….but fun things are coming, and she will make custom pieces:) leeloo, these flowers are my absolute favorite, and they are called spider mums! doesn’t that name fit them perfectly?! nell, yes, I do paint the underneath side of the table too…..it gives it a nice finished look! natalia, I have not bleached furniture other than to clean old wood and remove loose paint….but never as a finish. So, I guess I would tell you to go with your gut, but you can definitely make it look time worn and faded with the whitewash technique. Thanks to you all for your sweet words of encouragement, and excitement for these projects! I’m so glad you all are enjoying them! xo
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

natalia, I have not bleached furniture other than to clean old wood and remove loose paint….but never as a finish. So, I guess I would tell you to go with your gut, but you can definitely make it look time worn and faded with the whitewash technique.
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

allison, you don’t have to remove the varnish unless it is REALLY thick. this table was lightly sanded down before starting this project. you may just want to use a fine sanding sponge and lightly go over your piece. nothing intense, but just enough to rough up the surface a bit.
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Whitewash Kitchen Table

This dining room has kept the cottage wicker and coastal blue-and-white palette. And it has plenty of texture provided by the wood table, floors and roman shades. However, it’s spare and clean. There is just the right balance of beloved items and space for fresh breezes to blow through.
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I do have a huge box of Q-tips. And believe you me, if I hadn’t found that puny foam brush at the back of our junk drawer, guess who would’ve been out in the driveway swabbing poly across the entire surface of her dining room table with an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, cotton-wrapped stick?You’re darn tootin’.
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The last thing I did was lightly sand the whole top once more with the 120 grit sand paper I had previously used to sand down the dry brushed paint. The clear wood finish I bought was satin finish, but I realllllly wanted the table to be very matte, so the final sanding just took a little bit more of the sheen off, but not enough to affect its durability. Water still beads up on it, which is great.

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