I love the look of whitewashed wood! It reminds me of the kind of furniture you might find in a beach cottage somewhere. If you want to remodel your furniture, but don’t want to spend a ton of time painting it, try white-washing it instead! Here are three of my favorite ways to whitewash your wood.
Whitewash With a Rag
For this project, you’re going to want to use water to dilute your white paint to the consistency of heavy cream. Once diluted, dip a clean scrap rag directly into the white paint. Use the rag to wipe the paint directly on the surface of your wood or furniture. Sometimes, one coat of paint is all that is needed, but you can coat your piece as many times as you see fit until you get to your desired color. You can apply it in an direction that you would like, because the rag doesn’t show brush strokes.