A coat of paint can make a whole new look for any piece. I was out picking and found this adorable window pane and I fell in love with the color. That started to make my wheels turn and think about what I could paint in my house to bring this adorable color into my home. I decided to take a chip off the paint off the window and head to HomeDepot. The Behr paint counter was able to match the paint with the sample of paint I brought in and let me just say that they did a perfect match.
I headed home and the whole way home, I was trying to decide on how I wanted to paint it. The two ways I was torn between painting the piece entirely or just making the piece look worn with wear and tear. By the time I was home I had figured out the way that I wanted to transform this piece. Dry brushing is the way in the case.
Many of you know that when I painted this piece before, I used a semi gloss white paint. This gave me a good idea on how I could make this piece look like vintage wear and tear. I started by dry brushing the back of the piece that was I could try the process that I thought that I wanted to do.
Once I dry brushed the back of the piece I waited about two mins and then I put water on my finger. Once I had the water on my finger I started to rub across the paint where I wanted it to come off and it did just that. This was exactly how I wanted to distress this piece without using a sander. I felt that if I could create this look without a sander that it would look more authentic.
I think continued this process all over the piece in sections. I did this until the entire piece was finished and then I let it dry. Sometimes when you need a change in your home, paint can be the easiest fix to that problem. There are many ways to add new elements to your home by simply using a paint brush and changing the color. This DIY was extremely simple and can be done on just about anything. For videos of showing how I did this DIY, head over to my Instagram. Thank you as always for stopping by the blog today and everyday, XOXO