Jeans??? Am I talking about jeans today?? Well, not exactly. Today I am sharing a furniture painting idea that has the look of a comfy pair of jeans!
solid oak washstand
Ok, so it started with this sweet little solid oak washstand. Practical and adorable but missing some pizzaz.
As I removed the top and the knobs I started to think about what furniture painting idea I could come up with for this piece that would add some interest to it. I loved the simple lines of the shaker style that this washstand has. It has great storage behind the doors and in the drawer.
The more I sanded the more I thought about the color I wanted to use. The washstand is a simple piece of furniture and I wanted to stay with that theme.
furniture painting idea
Then it hit me! Denim! How could I reproduce this washstand into a comfy color like denim! You know those jeans that you just can’t get rid of because they are so comfy and soft? You know the ones that have a two-tone blue color to them that only comes with time?
That’s exactly what I wanted to create with this adorable solid oak washstand! A comfy, cozy, time-worn look!
Let me show you how I did it! Watch this video and I will show you step by step how to create this adorabel denim look on a simple piece of furniture like this washstand!
Wasn’t that so easy?? Be sure to save that video to your favorites on YouTube so you can reference it for your own denim project!
Here is a snippet of the the first layer of paint – Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Artissimo….
…and the second layer of paint in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Aviary.
Isn’t it the sweetest little washstand?? I can just see this in a little boys room or even in a teenagers room! You could also have it in hubby’s mancave next to his recliner!
Who doesn’t love the look of denim?!
We used a chunk of beeswax to help with the layered, distressed look you see here.
The top was sanded down to the bare wood to show off the gorgeous oak grain. It was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. It is my fave top coat because it looks like a hand-rubbed wax finish but has the durability of a polyacrlic.
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And there ya’ have it! This technique is super easy and has an amazing result! Feel free to pin this image on your Pinterest boards! I am sure you will want to do this project for yourself!
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Feel free to ask any questions you may have about this technique in the comments! Let me know what you think of this comfy furniture painting idea in the comments! I would love to hear from you 🙂
Thanks so much for joining me for this tutorial! See you next time 🙂