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“Coastal Inspirations” with Saltwash-The June 2016 Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

**This post contains sponsored product HOWEVER their generosity does not sway my honest opinion, those are all my own…**

Its JUNE!! What better way to kick off Summer than with an AWESOME Summery Style Sponsor for The Fab Furniture Flippin Contestâ„¢!? that sponsor would be SALTWASHâ„¢

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, Saltwashâ„¢ helps you achieve that look!  

Saltwashâ„¢ 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 soothing meditation material…) 

Contestants this month are competing for a Prize Package for not only Saltwashâ„¢, 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 Saltwashâ„¢ 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,.. Saltwashâ„¢ I pray I have your blessing… 
As you can see I went straight over the wood.  I mixed my Saltwashâ„¢ 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 [email protected] 

Keep up with all the FABULOUS contestants below! They will be linking up as the month continues!

Weeeeeeee,...... just having fun!! ...With Leslie Stocker!
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Brenda Young

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

I love the wood grain and salt washed texture paired together Thea, nice change up girl it looks great!

Thea Osborne

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Agreed! The contestants rocked it this month!!

Thea Osborne

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Thank you!! Im grateful it did.... whew! haha!

Thea Osborne

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Awe... Thank you DD! ;-)

Thea Osborne

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Thank you so much Michelle!! I had so much fun!

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