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Console Makeover With White Wash

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Welcome to our monthly furniture makeover series. I love seeing what my blogging friends come up with each month. This month's theme is “Inspired By.”

 

New painted furniture theme each month!

 

I've been wanting to do a mini-makeover of the console table in the breakfast area of our kitchen. It used to be in a different area of our house. While it looks great in the breakfast room, I felt like it needed a little lightening.

 

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Here it is a couple of Christmases ago. It is painted in French Linen with clear and dark wax. It is one of the first pieces that I painted over 3 years ago with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint before blogging.

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

I searched around in my photos and found a before. I believe it was around $20 in a thrift store. Nice and shiny.

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

I decided to look around Pinterest for inspiration. I wanted to see if I would like the look of a white wash. I created a pin board and began to pin away. 

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I loved the look and decided to give it a go. I've white washed Coco before, but not French Linen. It's only paint…repaint if you don't like. Of course, I didn't really want to go through that!

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

If you've never white washed before it might appear a bit scary. White washing takes very little paint. I mixed 1 cup of water with 2 tablespoons of Old White. It will be liquidy.

Take a regular brush and paint across the top working in sections. Then take a clean rag folded and wipe off the paint with a light hand. Be sure to go over the last wipe in one fluid motion. I ended up doing 2 coats of white wash. It only took about 40 minutes to white wash. It's a fast process. It dries quickly once wiped down so really not much downtime before you are ready to do the next coat. 

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I let it dry for a few hours and applied one coat of clear wax. I am going to live with it like this for a while. I may go back with a second coat of clear wax and add just a hint of French Linen paint or possibly Coco. It can be fun to play and try new color combinations.

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

Here are the drawers. The drawer on the right hasn't been white washed. The drawer on the left has 1 coat. 

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

I really like how you can still see brown tones coming through. You can vary the pressure as you wipe the paint off to show more in places. 

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

It just really brightens up the space with the dark green trim.

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

 

I sprayed the hardware with a rubbed oiled bronze.

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

Notice how some brown is still peaking through.

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

 

A few recent furniture makeovers you might like to check out!

French Country Side Table Makeover

Farmhouse Chest Makeover – Ikea Hack

French Grain sack Chair Makeover

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Here are the projects from my friends for our “Inspired By” theme!!



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39 Comments

  1. Sorry…just seeing this! Thanks you so much! I would definitely try the new white wax. I need to pick up some!

  2. Love the white washed look on this table! I was looking for ideas for a small drop leaf table when I came across your post. Do you think the new Annie Sloan white wax would give the same effect over a Minwax finish?

  3. Your piece is so beautiful! You did such a beautiful job with the details and aging. I can’t believe it’s the same table!

  4. Sheryll, i think your plan is a good one. With this shiny finish, i lightly sanded just to cut through the shine. The degreaser will probably dull it enough. Primer is great, but if using Annie Sloan you may be able yo skip prime. I didn’t prime mine. Just test a section for bleed through first. So great hearing from you!!!

  5. I always love to see little vignettes of your home – makes me reexamine different areas of my home to freshen up!

  6. Christy,I love your white-wash console! I’m also in love with your cup rack! Where did you find it at? I just got one for Christmas from my hubby, but I could hold a lot more cups on one like yours!

  7. Great job Christy! Those shiny tables always look so much better painted. You know I love that ” farm fresh” tote too gurl. 😉

    Hugs,
    Beth

  8. Christy, I am curious as to how you prepped the console table? Can you paint right over the previous wax? I love the way i turned out… I like the glazed kind of look it gives the table.

    Also, I have end tables similar to your console that have the original Cherry finish… all I have ever done is polish them with Johnson’s Paste Wax, but thinking of painting them in the future. I was thinking I would use a degreaser on the original finish and then prime them with Gliddens Gripper White Primer Sealer.

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