Friday, August 5, 2016

I'm Hooked


All it took was 1 little can

and I was hooked.


My first project was an old table


followed by an old stool.


This morning I decided to attack the top of my sewing machine base and since several people have asked about Saltwash, I thought I would show you how easy it is to use.


Saltwash is a powder you can add to any paint and I prefer to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.


I wasn't sure how much I would need for the table top and I probably could have used a little more paint.


The paint mixed with Saltwash goes on quite lumpy.


My first two projects I mixed the Saltwash with Pure White and used the darker color as the top coat - this time I used white as the top coat.


When shot from above the table, after sanding, the green pops through the white,


but from a side view, the table top looks white.


I like how the table top turned out, but whatever my next project is, I will use white as the undercoat.


 I'm having fun using Saltwash - it's simple, quick and gives a fresh new look in the house and garden.
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31 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What an interesting product! Thanks for sharing how you used it. Your projects all look great!

FlowerLady

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You have me thinking about this now. I don't have any pieces left to paint but what a great texture this gives! I can see why you're hooked my friend. The cottage is looking even MORE amazing!

chateau chic said...

This saltwash gives an amazing aged finish...love the results!
Mary Alice

ANNE said...

Wow! I really love that finish - thanks for the heads up!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That finish is perfect for your beach cottage decor!!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Wow, that gives such a cool finish... it looks genuinely old, I love that!

Tania

Laurie said...

I've never heard of salt wash, but I love the effect!

Susie said...

Carol, I love how your projects turned out. I like the idea of changing things up with a fresh coat of paint. Great job. Blessings for a fun filled weekend,. xoxo, Susie

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a lovely product! I love the green colour by the way...
Have a sunny saturday!
Titti

Melanie said...

Very cool! I had never heard of this product until now. Perfect for a beach house! :-)

podso said...

It seems the perfect paint technique for your home. Thanks for showing more about it. I'm not sure I have anything to paint these days but I certainly would consider it if I do! I really like the things you have painted with it.

Renee said...

That looks like a great product.

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, thanks for sharing more about how to use the Saltwash! Have a great weekend, Pam @ Everyday Living

janice15 said...

Thanks for aharing this when you mentioned before I hadn't a clue what it was. Now I understand the simple process thanks again. Happy weekend with love Janice

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for sharing the salt wash instructions. Looks pretty easy peasy to do. Happy Week End Carol.
Hugs,
Kris

karen@somewhatquirky said...

It's the perfect product for your garden!

Kathy said...

I love the look! Did you sand by hand or with a sander and was that part very difficult?

Daytona Damsel said...

Love this look. I tried to go to the link but it does nothing. Can you send me the url? I prefer the white paint underneath as well. This is the perfect beach look.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

After your last post I went right to Amazon to order but found it too expensive. I actually bought it on Etsy for less. Can't wait to use it!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh well Carol, look at you go!!!! Have fun!
xoxo

bj said...

hmmm....not sure yet if I like the Salt look but sometimes I have to get used to a different look. I've never been one to favor distressing ...chippy paint isn't for me...so not sure this is a look i will enjoy...HOWEVER, being in a beach cottage such as yours, this would fit right in, I'm sure...love all your pretty photos

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I was wondering about this!
Here you are posting about it.
I like all your projects... I might have seen one on instagram too.
I've never owned a can of Annie Sloan chalk paint, I doubt I'll own a can of this Salt Wash either.
I'll wait until some post a 'make your own' version! ha!
I do like the texture and look of the furniture... it would fit right in around my old country farm house!

Donna Wilkes said...

I like the white as an undercoat also. I was wondering if you use a sanding sponge or a hand sander.

DOGC said...

I like the finish but the "How To" doesn't work. Did you forget to link it?

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Looks like you are having plenty of fun with this product! For a minute there I thought you'd taken up rug hooking from the title! :)

craftyles said...

What a neat finish. I haven't seen this one yet. Love how you did your table!

Jann Olson said...

Love the look Carol! I've got to give this a try.
hugs,
Jann

handmade by amalia said...

I love the finish this color creates. I'm going to look for it.
Amalia
xo

Down by the sea said...

I have never seen saltwash before. I will have to look out for it. I love the effect that you have created. Sarah x

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It's the second time I read about saltwash lately and it seems very interesting!

Carla said...

Interesting product. I do love the effect.