Ever since receiving my Fat Paint in the mail a few weeks ago, the wheels have been turning. It’s not secret that I love barnwood, but it’s hard to find. When we build our furniture it is all out of new pine as we don’t have access to barnwood, so the vintage/farmhouse look is hard to achieve. I grew very tired of this sofa table. It just seemed so harsh to me. I love light colors and soft touches. As I was scrolling last night I came across Bless’er House. She turned her ugly black sofa table into barnwood – and the light bulbs went off! I knew I had to try it! Barnwood, DIY BarnWood, Make barnwood, Buy barnwood, Easy barnwood, Find barnwood on vancouver island, buy barnwood vancouver
Items You Will Need To Make The Barnwood Look
White or Cream Chalk Paint
I used Fat Paint as I’m a huge fan of their company. Not only are they local to me ( New Westminister, Canada ) Buuuuut, it’s so affordable! Gone are the days of paying huge money for AS. If you’re a painter, you’ll know what that abbreviation stands for 😉
Anyways, beside them being local & Less Costly.. it goes on so nice! It distresses so nice. I distressed my candlesticks the other day and they look really really vintage. Not scratchy. I’ve used this paint on SO many pieces in our home. Side Tables, Boys Bunk, Decor, Closet Doors etc. It’s a winner guys. Go out and buy it now, because it rocks.
I threw it onto a old sheet, and put a fast coat of chalk white fat paint. Ideally I would of loved a cream, but white is what I had.
I let it dry for a hour and went and jumped in the tub. Once the hour was up and it was completely dry, I did a quick second coat. I didn’t want this paint job to look perfect as I wanted it to look like barnwood.
Once the second coat is completely dry, it’s waxing time. I didn’t get any shots of this process as wax is dirty and my camera is expensive. But you can easily look up how-to wax furniture. I used a old brush, I’m too cheap to buy a real one. You want to work in sections. Wax dries very fast. So you apply in a circular motion, then wipe. I applied the dark wax first. Once I was completely done, I did another good wipe down with a clean rag. Then applied the clear wax with a different brush. I rubbed it in really well, then did another good wipe down of the piece to take off excess wax.
Here’s how the sofa table turned out. We’re kind of in love. Obviously a minimalistic furniture piece isn’t super ideal for this project, but it’s what we had. I love the new & improved sofa table.
How do you think the console table turned out? Do you love it or hate it?
This post was sponsored by The Fat Paint Company. It was 100% my own opinion of their product and I was in no way paid to love their product, I just do. Try it out for yourself!
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