Sea Glass Blue Side Table.
One of my favorite things to do with paints is experiment. As long as I have been painting, I have loved to combine colors, try out new techniques, and layer! Now that I use Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint for my projects, I can experiment and layer to my hearts content. The paints are so versatile and so easy to work with. I love this color combination I came up with on this table.
This is where I started. Bargain find at my local Goodwill. I did nothing to prep it, just wiped off the dust and started painting! No primer or sanding needed, one more reason I LOVE these paints.
I painted the entire piece in one solid coat. I purposely painted this coat in a cross hatch method. This gives the paint lots of texture and depth. There are two kinds of clay in DIY Paint. The clay is what gives the paint this gorgeous variegated look. When the first layer was dry, I made a wash of a darker blue. I really watered it down until it looked like the water after you have dipped your brush in from water color. I brushed the wash over the entire piece.
To highlight the details and the edges of this finish, I used a Metallic Wax. I love how the cross hatching texture picked up just a hint of the metallic wax.
I used a clear brush on coat for the top coat. Note, normally I would recommend using DIY Paint’s 100% Natural Wax as your last step. With the Metallic wax I have found a top coat sticks just fine. This is a decorative wax, not a finishing wax, so there is much less of it. The finished product reminded me of sea glass.
If you would like to know how to create more of these finishes and repurpose your own furniture, check out DIY Paints and look for a retailer in your area, many retailers offer workshops where you can learn this to make something look like Sea Glass or literally 100’s of other amazing ways to upcycle your old furniture.
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