Shabby chic décor is very popular, its charm is just outstanding and many of us are trying to decorate in this style today. Whitewashing is one of the best ideas and techniques to give the surfaces an aged and rusty look, and you can whitewash almost everything: bricks, wood, furniture and accessories. The technique is pretty easy and doesn’t require any special skills or experience.
Today we’ll have a look how to whitewash furniture the best way, and here the idea is almost the same as with wooden walls. Clean the wood furniture thoroughly because over the years of use, wood can accumulate oils and a lot of other things that are not conducive to painting. Therefore, you need to remove all of this before you get started. Take some white vinegar and use it to wipe down the wood with a rag. Completely remove the old finish that was on the wood by using sandpaper. After you sand down the wood, clean off the excess dust. Mix up the whitewash mixture. A standard mixture is one part white latex paint and one part water but you can play with it using more paint or water. Take a paint brush or a roller and use it to paint the whitewash onto the wood surface. Apply it liberally and evenly over the entire wood area. Once you have it covered, let it dry for 2 to 3 minutes. Wipe the surface of the wood with a rag. This will remove excess paint and will give it a truly unique, whitewashed look. Voila! Now find more details and ways to mix the paint in the tutorials below.