A STEP BY STEP HOW TO WHITEWASH WOOD WITH STAIN | CURB-SHOPPED PLANT STAND MAKEOVER
Hi friends! I have the cutest curb-shopped makeover for you today! It’s also one of my favorite days of the month. I’m joining my Furniture Fixer Upper Crew for some amazing before and afters!
So here we go…
My sister found two matching plant stands while walking her dog last week. One was cracked and wobbly (a project for another week) but this one’s solid. This stand is super cute but I wasn’t happy with the deep orange stain and thick topcoat.
Nothing a clean white washed wood finish can’t fix though!
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WHITE WASHED WOOD W STAIN
STEP #1:: Clean and Strip
After a good cleaning, I stripped the old finish off with Citristrip. I love this stripping gel because I can actually use it indoors (with good ventilation) without fumes burning my nostrils.
STEP #2:: Sand and Remove Dust
After the old finish was all stripped off, I gave it a good sanding to prep it for the white wood stain.
Before applying the stain I used this tack cloth to pick up any remaining dust particles. This might sound odd but I don’t like the feel of tack cloths.
Anyone else feel this way or is it just me?
They always leave a weird film on my work gloves or hands. So I came up with a solution. I store them in plastic wrap to keep them from drying out. When wiping, I unwrap one side and keep the plastic wrap on the other so my gloves or hands don’t stick to them.
STEP #3:: White Wash with White Stain
This water-based stain can be thinned with a little water to create a light wash or used full strength.
I created a short demo video sharing how to apply this Voodoo Stain here.
STEP #4:: Stencil
STEP #5:: Topcoat
I’ll be using this for plants (real and faux) so I sealed the top with Gator Hide which is waterproof just in case I overwater the real ones. hehe
And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this creative team of girls do. It’s inspiration and techniques six-fold! 😉
Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! Our friend Christy at Confessions Of A Serial DIYer will be back to join us next month. She has a brand new web design in the works and I can’t wait to see!
3. Salvaged Inspirations (you’re here!)
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS WHITE WASHED WOOD PLANT STAND… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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