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. In this post we are talking about how easy it is to create DIY coastal weathered furniture and decor using Saltwash™.
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.
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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!
Tips For Working With Saltwash™
- 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 different examples of beachy furniture makeovers using Saltwash™ from some amazing DIY bloggers.
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™?
"Sea" YOU later!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street