Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s Tuesday again already! Seriously, the week just goes by so stinkin fast! This week afforded me the opportunity to share a technique you’ve been asking about, color washing! A color wash is a great choice when you have a project with a lot of texture and you don’t want to cover it with a thick paint. It can also be used for a fun effect and looks great layered. You can apply a wash in several ways too. I’ve used a brush, a sponge, and even a rag. Before we get to the video on how to mix it up, take a look at the before pics of the project I used it on.
Do you see all those cool details that are about to pop? Some call that damage. I call it a thing of beauty!
So, here ya go…the low down on mixing Websters Chalk Paint Powder as a Color Wash!
That was easy, right? Now comes the fun part! Distressing!! I love to use water to distress a piece with a lot of raised texture. Sandpaper can knock down that texture and I don’t want to do that! Since the paint was painted on in thin, chalky layers, it comes off really quick! I just used a wet, non scratch scouring pad and gently rubbed the raised areas of the piece. Truth be told, a wash cloth would have done the trick but I’m impatient!
To highlight all the sweet little cracks I worked dark wax in with a large wax brush. I’ll be sharing more with you about this lovely wax later in the week! You won’t want to miss it! (UPDATE: More about the wax here)
A quick buffing and she’s done! How awesome is this going to be as a bathroom vanity? One of the top drawers will be gone and the top is getting a slab of granite. I’ll update pics with the sink as soon as the builder gets it finished!
I hope you enjoyed ” Tip Talkin’Tuesday”! Now go, be fearless, and create something beautiful this week!