Since the Rustic Farmhouse Style is so popular, I thought I’d try to give this little side table a finish that would go with that. I think she turned out pretty cute:)
Colors you will need:
1. A deep chocolate. I recently shared how to achieve a deep chocolate, and if you missed that, you can find it here.
2. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint- Olive.
3. Of course my favorite color, Myrtle Beach Sands by CeCe Caldwell. If you haven’t tried this color yet, you must! If you’re a fan of neutrals, this color will become a staple. I PROMISE!
4. Clear wax and Dark wax.
5. A bucket with some water in it.
6. A MICROFIBER CLOTH!
Step 1: Apply your chocolate color as your base coat.
Step 2: Your second coat needs to be Olive. Make sure that your completely covering your base coat.
Some of you might be seeing some bluish undertones in this pic- and you would be right:) Pay no attention to that. I was playing around with blue colors, and hated it! LOL!
If truth be told, I’ve NEVER liked blue. However, so many of you love it, and use it very well!!! I envy that. In a good way of course:)
I think I’m cursed…
It just seems as if every time I pick up a paint brush and try to use blue, something goes wrong. So, I started over:) One of these days maybe…
Step 3: Sand your piece to your liking. For this table, I used that flexible sand paper by 3M, 150 grit. If you haven’t tried that yet, make sure that you do. You don’t need that specifically for this, but it will make a great addition to your finishing supplies:) After you’ve sanded your piece, it’s time to apply the Myrtle Beach Sands.
Step 4: I applied this color with two different methods. First you must thin your paint. For this size table I used a tbsp. of paint, to a tbsp. of water.
First Method: Work in small sections (determine this size by how quickly you can work). Apply the paint with your brush, and then using your microfiber cloth (wet, and then rung out), wipe the paint to create lines. Use a continuous motion, otherwise you will see where you started and then stopped. After you’ve done your entire piece, let it dry.Your aiming for a translucent look. Don’t put it on so heavy that it appears as if you’re creating another solid topcoat. After this dries, lightly sand it. Use 400 grit.
Second Method: Again, working in small sections, dab some of your diluted paint randomly. Now take your microfiber cloth (wet, then rung out), and pounce. You’ll want this look to be “light” on your piece. You don’t have to do this all over if that’s your preference. Again, let this dry, and then lightly sand with 400 grit.
Step 5: I used the Dark wax as a glaze for this table. 1 part Dark wax, to 3 parts mineral spirits. Wipe on, wipe off.
Step 6: Apply your clear wax. YAY!!! Your finished:)
I have a highly coveted secret…wanna know what it is?
Would you like to know how to give your furniture the ultimate shine without breaking your back and arms? Of course you do!
First, apply your wax, and then wipe off your excess. Now let it dry for about 15 minutes.
Here’s the secret:
drum roll please………………
Yes, I’m not kidding!!! There’s one coat of wax on this table. Good ol’ Target brand paper towel.
Shhhh…don’t tell anyone:) I’m kidding of course!
I hope you all have a marvelous day, and I hope you’ll give this Rustic Farmhouse Style Finish a try:)
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