Do you want to make a drop down for your link parties.
Click here for Amy's great tutorial.
And, some of you have asked, "How did you do this?"
Step #1: Paint your furniture piece. Paint layers of different colors. On this bench I painted it white and then blue. A friend and I were coming up with ideas for an old black table she has. She wants to make create this severly weathered, worn and distressed look with layers of paint. So, were going to paint a layer of pink and then a layer of white...I can't wait to see how this project turns out.
Step #2: Get out your can of paint stripper. The same stuff Amy used on this beachy dresser remodel. Randomly brush the stripper over your painted piece of furniture. Once the stripper begins to crinkle the paint scrape it off in big and little chunks revealing the different colors below. I was even able to strip down to the bare wood in some spots which gave this a great organic feel.
Step #3: Use a stain to 'dirty up' the paint job. I used a dark walnut. Using a rag, wipe the stain on and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe it off. Repeat if you want a dirtier look.
Then you can seal your project with a satin clear coat.
And that's it!
Good luck. And send us any photos of before and afters of your project!
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