Thursday, September 14, 2017

Whitewash Side Table


Over the weekend, I stopped in o Roost to start looking for some fall items. I saw this beautiful white washed buffet there and immediately wanted to try that technique myself. 

This little side table found it's way into my car at Goodwill one day a few weeks ago. Immediately, I fell in love with it's petite size and all the great detail. Not to mention, it was almost in mint condition. 


It had that bright orange oak look, so I was curious how the whitewash would look with that. I started looking on Pinterest for blogs that go over how to whitewash. I stumbled upon Orphan with Makeup's blog post and started from there. From my coffee table project, I had some left over Velvet Finishes paint in Rococo. I mixed this three parts water and one part paint. 

I started applying it with a brush and then wiping it off with a wet rag. This literally wiped off all the paint. So after that trial and error, I applied it with a paint brush very lightly. One section would dry pretty quickly and I would move onto the next section.



Here is how it looked after one coat. I love how it toned down the bright orange oak color and gave it such a pretty color. Also love how the wood grain still shows through.

Once I brought it upstairs into natural light, I fell in love! 





Now, I am trying to figure out what bigger piece I can try whitewashing on next, stay tuned.

Thanks for reading, hope you are having a great week so far!

-Shayla








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  3. I must say you are so creative and innovative. You have done a great job. Keep it up.

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  4. This table is stunning, Shayla! I love the color you chose and how you've added a whitewash too. I would have this in my house any day of the week. Great job as always, CoCo

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