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How to Whitewash Old Oak Furniture

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Discover this easy way to whitewash furniture and create a beautiful before and after furniture makeover.

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Purchase an antique piece of furniture at a thrift store, ReStore or local auction

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Thoroughly clean the old furniture with hot soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry in the sunshine.

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Sand the old wood to completely remove the original finish and expose the raw wood. Start with 120 grit and work back to 220 grit sandpaper for a smooth finish.

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Use clamps and wood glue to make any needed repairs. More details in the full blog post! Click below!

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Use a thin mixutre of milk paint in a pale blue color to offset the orange tone of the old oak wood furniture.

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Apply the diluted milk paint using a paint brush. Allow the paint to soak in for a couple of minutes.

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Wipe away the excess paint until you have reached the desired look.

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Seal the whitewashed oak wood with a couple of coats of hemp oil for a vintage finish. When it is completely dry, the whitewash look will return!

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Replace the hardware to create the look you like!

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Enjoy your whitewashed piece of furniture for years to come!

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Full tutorial on the blog! Click Learn More below for all of the details!

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