Hello dear friends! It’s one of my favorite days of the month…time to meet up with my Furniture Fixer Upper crew where we all share furniture pieces that could use some love! I’m using my piece today to share how to use Sea Spray!
Here is how today’s makeover originally started out:
It was a $20 thrift store find several years ago.
I redid it about a year ago in this lovely Kudzu green color:
You can see all the pretty pictures of this version in the original makeover HERE.
I had a handful of pieces that have been hanging around my booth longer than I’d like, so I decided to bring them home and give them a refresh, and this is the second one from that group.
For this project, I wanted to play with Dixie Belle’s Sea Spray Texture Additive to give it some texture.
How to use Sea Spray
Sea spray is great for giving things a fresh-from-the-beach salty air look and feel.
To begin, I mixed one scoop with about 4 oz of paint in Fluff:
It is recommended to mix two scoops with 8oz of paint, but I didn’t think I would need that much. I did end up having to mix a little more to complete this project though. And of course, you can use any color of paint, but I wanted white to show through later.
After stirring, I got a nice textured paint that was about the consistency of oatmeal:
Then I applied it right over the top of my original finish:
I used my Best Dang Brush to pounce it onto the surface. The large, flat head made light work of this step.
(Working in your jammies and slippers is totally optional, but it makes for a better outcome.)
And as you can see, I was able to apply the Sea Spray mixture right over the top of the transfers I had applied to this piece!
Once that had enough time to dry, I followed up with one coat of Vintage Duck Egg Blue:
And finally, this table got a good sanding with 220 grit sandpaper. I like to wrap it around an old sanding sponge to make it easier to handle:
And as you can see, it sanded away the top layer of paint revealing the white below where the texture from the Sea Spray was.
I have not sealed this piece as I don’t think it really needs it!
This color is always a win for me!
It’s such a great coastal hue and I love it with the white coming through where I sanded over the Sea Spray texture:
I also decided to add a little embellishment on the front with a pull from Hobby Lobby…
It’s so cute!
It’s always fun to play with different products! I have a set of candlesticks that might get this treatment next!
Don’t forget my friends have furniture makeovers to share today too!
And that’s another piece redone…again!
See the hexagon table redo here if you missed it!
And I didn’t take many photos at my nephew’s wedding on Tuesday as it was a technology free event, and I didn’t get their permission to share what I did get before they ran off to their honeymoon destination early yesterday morning, but I do have these fuzzy photos of me and my boys!
Jack couldn’t make it because Tuesday is his longest day of classes and he’s about three hours away.
And I also have this one of me and my sisters at the very end of the night after dancing for about two hours straight! My shorty sister in the middle was the mother of the groom:
The wedding was absolutely lovely and we had a blast!
I’ll be back with this drum table on Tuesday:
UPdate: See take two on this piece HERE now!
Have a fantastic weekend!!
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