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Learn how to whitewash raw wood for a shabby chic finish.

Posted by Alida Makes from Greenville, North Carolina, United States • Published See Alida Makes's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pallet table. Whitewash A Pallet Table - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all, water down your paint. I used semigloss white paint that I had left over from the trim. I watered it down to 2 parts water 1 part paint. I was worried that it would look too glossy because it was semigloss but it didn't at all.

    First, sand the pallet with a medium grit sand paper. You don't want to make it smooth, you just want to remove the big splinters.

    Brush on your watered down paint.

  • How to make a pallet table. Whitewash A Pallet Table - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wipe it off with a dry cloth, until it's pretty dry.

  • How to make a pallet table. Whitewash A Pallet Table - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then dip your brush in the paint again and put the brush in another cloth so it can soak up some of the paint. Now that your brush is almost dry you're going to go back over the area that you just did. This lets the paint highlight the details.

  • How to make a pallet table. Whitewash A Pallet Table - Step 4
    Step 4

    This may be hard for the perfectionists out there, but hear me out: DO NOT do a second coat. DO NOT fix anything. Once you're done just walk away. Because this isn't supposed to look pristine, it's not supposed to look perfect. It's supposed to look weathered, and that's exactly what it will look like if you follow my instructions.

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Singingpraisehomemaker
Awesome!
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