My husband and I are headed out of town for our first trip sans kiddos in FOUR YEARS!
We are sailing away on the Carnival Liberty and I don’t even know what to do with myself.
I guess getting ready for this trip has got me feeling very coastal because I created the prettiest sea salt worn, beachy, and weathered finish on a dresser. Let’s see how easy it was!
Here is what the dresser looked like before I beat it up and let it sit by the sea for years.
Or at least that is what my goal for the finish was.
This dresser was from my master bedroom before before I pimped it out in my She Den makeover.
The dresser came from Big Lots but I bought it at a Thrift Store brand new. I had painted it white years ago but I used the dresser to put my makeup on and the top of it was GROSS. TIP: Do not apply your makeup on a white piece of furniture. It turns it into a beigey disgusting homeless shelter looking piece of junk.
The first step to getting a seaside inspired makeover was to add a few scoops of Venetian Texture Medium to a pint of Heirloom Traditions Paint. I chose the color Privilege because it is the perfect vintage green color.
PS: If you want to order these products you can get 10% off using the coupon code REFUNKMYJUNK at checkout on the Heirloom Traditions Paint website. Plus, when you spend $75 or more you get a free gift . Pretty cool!
I mixed it together until I got a lumpy, slightly thicker than a pancake batter, consistency.
Don’t worry if you have some chunks in the paint mixture. This is going to help you get that amazing time worn texture.
I stippled the mixture onto the entire piece, creating big peaks with my brush.
Just glob it on there.
I let it dry for about 30 minutes and then took a 2 inch paint brush and smoothed the peaks out. This will take the finish from bumpy and lumpy to textured.
I then painted on a coat of Thunderous over the entire piece. Once it was dry, I used my orbital sander to expose all of the layers of paint. This is sorta hard to explain in words so I make a quick video, complete with crappy lighting and white legs, to show you the process. If you are anything like me, I need a visual example, so I hope this helps.
Look at all that yummy salt wash texture!
I sealed the entire piece with Jet Black Furniture Wax to highlight all of the texture even more.
I chose granite hardware for added interest.
This piece looks like it was washed up on the shore of a beach. Just what I was looking for!
What do you think about this sea salt worn look?
Hopefully I will get inspired while we are cruising on Carnival to create even more coastal pieces.