Kara recently went to visit her parents in North Carolina and came back with some treasures for me to work with 🙂 One of them was a wooden bench that I think would make a great accent piece in any room. It honestly didn’t need a lot of work, but I thought it would look great whitewashed.
Well I had never whitewashed anything before and I honestly couldn’t get it to work out how I wanted it to look. I had tried a small area and I was not liking how it was looking. So with that DIY fail behind me, I decided to paint it gray…one of my favorite colors.
Here is the table I was working with…I loved the rustic look, but it just needed a little bit of tlc.
I had a small container of gray paint that I thought would be a great color for my living room. I lightly sanded the piece and then got to painting.
After I let it dry, I brought it into my living room and placed it in the corner. I love how it turned out…it still looks rustic, but updated with modern gray paint.
I just love taking pieces of furniture and making them my own. Although the whitewashing technique didn’t work, I was easily able to shift gears and paint this cute little table. And now I have a mission to get the whitewash technique down…I don’t like when I can’t get something to work 🙂 If you know any whitewashing techniques I’d love to hear them!