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Hey y’all…we are so excited about today’s furniture makeover! We are happy to participate in this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and our generous sponsor is Saltwash™. We will be showcasing the theme of Coastal Inspiration.
Have you heard about Saltwash™? Then, let us be the first ones to tell you that it is FUN, FUN, FUN…and somewhat addicting to use! Saltwash™ is a powder that can be added to any kind of brand or type of paint. It is made with real sea salt which helps your paint to dry more quickly. On a piece of furniture you can achieve a finish that is weathered and worn as if it has been in the bright sun and salt air for a very long time. We couldn’t wait to do our Saltwash Furniture Makeover!
The furniture piece we selected was one that we have had for a long time. It was a great find for $10…it was also in very good shape.
The finish had seen better days…
This sweet table is a 1940’s sewing machine cabinet.
The best part is that the sewing machine is in mint condition and it still works!
Isn’t it pretty! Hard to believe that it is 75 years old. It was important to us to maintain the sewing machine and the interior of the cabinet. This paint makeover is strictly for the exterior only.
Isn’t this logo adorable?
The Saltwash™ powder looks just like flour.
We mixed it together, carefully following packaging instructions. Our base color is leftover navy latex paint.
Per directions, we globbed the paint on making sure to apply thickly, leaving peaks.
When this first coat becomes tacky to the touch, you lightly brush it to gently knock down the peaks. You do not make it smooth. The texture is good to achieve the sun and salt soaked look.
You then add a paint top coat. We chose a chalky paint in French Blue which is a very pale blue. Below, you can see the salt working its magic…
Once the topcoat dried we lightly sanded down it down to reveal the bottom navy blue layer.
We love the new look! After sanding, the finish is very smooth. It looks perfect at the lake house.
You can really see the navy layer here…
The Saltwash™ is like the most fun science experiment. It is super easy to use and we love the effect it has on paint.
Saltwash™ isn’t just for furniture. It can be applied to metal, flooring, walls and even plastic.
We’ve already started an art project that we will be sharing with you later. When we said this paint treatment is addicting, we weren’t kidding!
We will definitely be using Saltwash™ again!
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XO~Vicki and Jenn