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Farmhouse Rustic Grey Accent Table

This rustic farmhouse dresser in grey I did awhile back has been the top post on my Pinterest page for many months. It seems to be a much loved finished so when I purchased these country planked looked table set I knew the paint finish would look awesome on them too.


 I started with the round accent / end table first.



Step one was to power sand the top and shelf to smooth the old finish then spray with shellac to seal and give an even surface

The entire piece and all under edges were first painted 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral Paint in a soft grey from the tones for tots line called little lamb.


To warm up the cool grey I did a wash of Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate over it all. I added a wee bit of water to give a bit more open time to wipe back the paint but it is still best to do in sections.


Once all is dry I dry brushed Fusion Mineral Paint in lamp white over it all then sealed with Fusion's clear wax over all the top surfaces followed by the black and ageing waxes to add mo…

June The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ - "coastal inspirations"

*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains links to the sponsor, Saltwash




The theme for The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ 's June contest is "Coastal Inspirations" sponsored by Saltwash. When I first heard about Saltwash I wanted to give it a go as one of my favorite things is a tropical beach and this product embodies that. Once I started thinking of projects to try it on I got a bit more concerned. I prefer the smaller scale pieces that can add a beachy vibe subtly. I chose to do a serving tray and large mirror, both pieces will add just the right amount of costal inspiration to any décor.
 the chosen pieces sans cleaning
 everything organized ready to roll
 I found the saltwash mixed in the paint easily but it was a guessing game as to consistency. It will depend on type of paint, fluidity of said paint and also your room temperature too. I kept adding till I got what I thought was good but it was still a bit to soft but it seems I made enough for a large dresser. I suggest making smaller batches next time.
Being a bit softer I did not have to smooth my peaks down but rather I continued to peak them up as the paint dried, once both pieces had a solid coating I left them to dry well overnight.
 the next morning I randomly brushed on a dark navy
 the serving tray would be my initial project to tweak the mirror when ready
 The navy did not take long to dry so was soon followed by a full coat of turquoise
 And then a dry brushing of green/blue
Then the fun part.. sanding!! I started with a sponge sanding block followed by 120 grit orbital sander to reveal the perfect coastal colors! I gave it a quick coat of poly sealer to deepen them all.

 Happy with the results I repeated the process on the large mirror
 up to the full coat, no light blue/green
 then sanded it down too

 and put on clear coat of poly
the poly made it too shiny so the mirror too got wash of blue/green milk paint then waxed clear and buffed to a soft shine

Once new sleek handles were put on the tray and rubber feet, both pieces were buffed and shined and ready to be staged, here they are!











You will be seeing more of Saltwash in my blog future! Thank you for the opportunity to try this amazing product!

If you are interested in participating in a future contest contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com and to see other entries in this month "Coastal Inspirations contest", stop by Carrie's blog or Colleen's blog