So many of you have asked over the years how I make my “Farmhouse White” look. It’s so seriously easy and literally takes under an hour to create this look. Keep in mind, you will need to varnish or wax the piece to prevent it from getting stains from water, food or scratches from decor.
So, I’m all about extra grungy decor and furniture. I know this might not be your jam, but it’s mine. It’s hard when clients come in our home to check out our furniture because my personal style is really rough, rustic, rugged and vintage. The more knots, bangs and imperfections the better. I normally beg Glen to allow me to keep his ‘screw up pieces’ because to me, they are perfect.
Keep in mind, I do have a few modern pieces mixed in with this look. I think if you were to have all grunge in your home it would look sloppy.
Okay, enough of my babbling.. lets start off with this SUPER easy tutorial.
Here’s what my X-Frame Sofa table looked like [ before I painted it. ]
It isn’t the prettiest thing ever. In fact, Glen wanted to take it do the dump. A bit of a back story on it, we built it for a client, but it had a big crack in the front so Glen decided to build another for them. We decided to keep it and we really wanted to fit it over top of the boys heater in their room, so he trimmed down the leg nearest us as you can see. It is hideous. The boys pretty much demolished this piece and then we let it sit out in the rain for a month after our move. So needless to say, it wasn’t in great condition.
-One Tester Container Of Paint ( I used Behr from home depot, but any paint works )
-Used Sanding Pad
Literally, the smallest shop list ever. You want to paint one light coat on your piece and wait for it to completely dry. Once it’s dry you can start sanding it. Corners, Edges, between boards, at imperfections – wherever you want really.
As you can tell, it is very streaky. But do not worry, that wont matter once the piece is completely distressed.
I like to apply a matte varnish by Minwax or Clear Wax from Fat Paint.
I distress over all edges, even the flat areas of my pieces. I made a video for y’all, but it’s taking forever to upload, and I’m afraid it will slow down my blog. So if you have any questions, post them below and I’d be more than happy to answer them.
Here’s the completed piece and I’m so in love with it. We saved money but not taking it to the dump, and it’s a piece that I will probably use for a long time
Thanks for reading and let me know how your Farmhouse Finish turns out.