Okay, we're taking it back to the very basics here this week - a simple, easy whitewash tutorial. I actually used the whitewash boards pictured here to make the backdrop for all my Etsy photos (and in the next week or two I'm planning on whitewashing more boards to use for a gallery wall in our kitchen - stay tuned for that project!).
- whatever you're planning to whitewash - unfinished furniture, wooden board to use for a sign, etc.
- white paint (can be just about any kind of non-glossy paint)
- plastic cup with water
- brush (bristled brush if you want a dry, streaky affect; sponge brush for a more uniform look)
Dilute your paint with water - about one part paint to two parts water then simply brush the paint/water mixture on, letting it dry between coats.
It will be pretty translucent at first, but keep building layers until you get the look you're going for. I did quite a few coats to get it nice and white, but still translucent enough that the wood grain shone through.
That's it! Like I said, we're taking it back to the basics this week.