Have you ever seen furniture at a beach house deck that appears to have been repainted each summer,.. battered and beaten over time by sun, salt, and wind. Layers of colors peaking through from the years before.. Well, Saltwash™ helps you achieve that look! Saltwash™ is a Real Sea Salt additive for your paint! It provides thickness and texture without changing your paint color. Heres a great how to video on how it works! (Not to mention great soothingmeditation material…)
Contestants this month are competing for a Prize Package for not only Saltwash™, but also their Sister Company “Saltwater Salvage Design” where you can find all sorts of great Coastal Inspired Decor! (Yes, those are links! Go check them out and order your own!)
On to my inspiration piece!
Oh sweet little side table.. what to do with you? My sweet client said, “Have fun with it!” I honestly take this as an affirmation from God. When I doubt where I am or my gifts,.. I get a client that just wants me to “Work my magic”… It reminds me that He’s placed these gifts in me. And I push ahead. It just so happened that this sweet client has all sorts of coastal inspired decor in her home already! So, this was a perfect opportunity! I had used Saltwash™ before and knew just how durable it was! This time though I wanted to spin it a little bit. Rather than the glob technique they tell us to use,.. I wanted to adventure a little bit by using a wood grain tool. I wanted the white underneath to mimic wood grain,.. Saltwash™ I pray I have your blessing…
As you can see I went straight over the wood. I mixed my Saltwash™ with white paint, then used the wood grain tool to apply and work it over the flat surfaces. I chose to go straight over the wood since I actually wanted to see the wood come through as I distress later. Once it dried,.. like immediately,.. I began painting over it. I chose a couple teal blues to blend over it with small hints of yellow as well. I allowed it all to dry over night then I went to sand and distress. Using 120 Grit I knocked down a bulk of the texture. Then I went back in with artist brushes to add color where too much had been removed. Last, I took 320 grit sand paper and I sanded again to reveal more of the color layers where I wanted… and I landed here… Was it a hit or a miss??
What a fun piece!! Im hoping my client agrees! I even worked in some adorable hardware from D Lawless Hardware to take it a step further! Be sure to go check out our fabulous contest creators and hosts projects too!! (Co-Creator) Evey of Evey’s Creations (Co-Creator) Stacy of Anastasia Vintage (Host)Carrie @ Thirty Eighth Street & (Host)Colleen @ 58 Water Street Ok NOW how about you?? Still not getting in on the fun!? We have even opened up to non bloggers! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep up with all the FABULOUS contestants below! They will be linking up as the month continues!