white distressed kitchen cabinets
hi there! my names rosanne, and i am the co-founder of country chic paint! if you're anything like me, then you'lllove looking at cool projects on pinterest, and when i saw these pallet wood stars,i just knew we had to make some of these because they're perfect for demonstrating whitewashing! so, iasked stephen ourshop manager to make me some up, which he did and i think they turned outpretty cool! okay let's talk about whitewashing.
first of all, whitewashing works best on apiece of unfinished wood. so say you have a piece of oak furniturewith a clear finish on it, i suggest sanding it really wellwith a sandpaper sponge and removing the shine, and opening up the pores so it can soak up your whitewash better.with whitewashing you don't want to try an get opaque coverage. you want to have a hintof the paint on it so that it still shows the wood grain underneath.
so i'm gonna take a piece of pallet woodand show you how we do this technique. step 1: start by using a metal brush toopen the pores the wood step 2: apply simplicity. you can applythe paint at full strength or you can thin it with water up to about one partwater to 2 parts of paint. make sure to go inthe same direction as the wood grain. you don't have to get perfect coverage justget it on about seventy-five percent of your surface step 3:immediately after applying it you'lltake a damp cloth
and wipe away as much paint as you wantto create the look you're after. if you realize you've taken off too muchof the simplicity you'll simply go over it again withanother coat of paint and wipe it off again! you can build up your coverage in layerslike that. that's all there is to it! it's pretty simple isn't it? now let'stake our star and whitewash it! there's no reason you can't use anyother color so i suggest playing around with colorssuch as vanilla frosting
elegance and pebble beach for example. so this is what it looks like!