Summertime puts me in the mood for lighter tones and a more beachy, bleached-out color palette. In the spirit of adding that Summery feel to my home year-round, I decided to try my hand at whitewashing a piece of wood furniture. I picked up a table at the flea market that had a beat-up dark brown finish but elegant, clean lines. After a little experimenting I'm happy to report that it's easy to achieve really pro-looking results on your own.
I loved the lines of this side table but not the finish. Since whitewashed pieces tend to be either rustic or ornate, I liked the idea of trying out the treatment on a piece with simple, clean lines.
Here's What You'll Need:
- A solid-wood table (or any solid-wood surface)
- A quart of white acrylic house paint
- A wire brush
- A 2-inch stiff-bristle paintbrush
- A cotton rag
- A soft-bristle paintbrush
- A quart of satin acrylic urethane
- A 100-grit sanding block