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Summer is here and if you're like me you'll agree that there's nothing better then spending some time at a pool, lake or beach to relax and unwind, read a book or enjoy making memories with friends and family. Someday, I would love to have a lake house or beach front property. It's on my bucket list! ;) Until then I have a close runner up... but I have to warn you... we're hugging the line of borderline obsession. In this post we are talking about how easy it is to create DIY coastal weathered furniture and decor using Saltwash™.
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Oh the FUN I am having! In a nutshell, Saltwash™ is a simple and easy to use paint additive that helps you create a unique textured look that mimicks a weathered and worn "I've been out in the sun vibe!" Saltwash™ is a colorless powder that can be added to ANY type of paint or brand. Once you add it to your paint and stir, it should thicken to the consistency of cake frosting. This becomes your base coat application.
Simply apply your base coat to your project using a paint brush and a dab like motion. This "glob technique" should create valleys and peaks with your Saltwater™ base coat. View my one-minute practice session on this remnant board and watch me dab away! ;) I chose to use white for this practice session, but again you can use any color for your base!
One tip!- You'll want to work in small sections and allow it to dry just enough to feel "tacky". (For me that took about 10 minutes). Then with paint brush in hand, you'll gently wipe the peaks using light paint strokes in a back and forth motion. The goal here is to only slightly smooth out the Saltwater™ layer without removing a lot of the texture. Once it has completely dried, you're ready to add your layer(s) of paint. Once you're paint is totally dry, you can lightly sand your project or furniture piece to reveal the under layer details of your Saltwash™ base. It's THAT simple!
Throughout the month of June, you'll have an opportunity to see 50 different examples of beachy furniture makeovers using Saltwash™! I'm so excited... The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest is thrilled to have Saltwash™ as our sponsor for our June 2016 "Coastal Inspiration" themed contest. So Pin, Save, and Bookmark this post and revisit it often to avoid missing the reveals!
June 2016 Theme: "Coastal Inspirations"
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 24th @ 11:59 PM EST
Sponsored By: Saltwash™
Year Supply of Saltwash™
$250 Gift Card
Grouping of Saltwashed Frames
I've have my own Coastal Inspired before and after to "tide" you over! Did ya like that pun!? ;) We're calling this furniture makeover The Driftwood Dresser. It's a vintage highboy that was purchased from a lovely couple at an estate sale. This highboy had a few gouges and LOTS of scratches to its wood finish. The bones of this piece were in great shape and the scratches made it an ideal candidate for a beachy inspired piece!
We gave the drawer fronts some gorgeous texture by applying the Saltwash™ paint additive to some medium toned grey chalk style paint. Once it was dry, we added a layer of warm white paint and then gave it a light distressing.
This was a quick and easy furniture flip rich in texture and so fun to do!
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What could YOU create with Saltwash™?
Need another idea? Head on over to Sweet Tea Refinishing and drool over Thea's gorgeous side table refinished in Saltwash™ fashion!
"Sea" YOU later!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street
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