Welcome to a sunkissed, salt air soaked September with Saltwash

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about my news!

For those of you who’ve followed me for some time you will know how much I love to play around with unloved pieces of furniture and home decor and create something new and beautiful with my own techniques.

That’s why I am thrilled to announce my new role as global ambassador for Saltwash kicking off with Saltwash September (just follow the hashtag #SaltwashSeptember to see so many projects and activities with this product!)

I absolutely love creating texture in my work and that’s why Saltwash seemed just perfect for me to work with as it opens up so many new and additional possibilities for adding depth and layering, creating a wonderfully authentic verdigris, or rust with less paint, less work and more authentic looking possibilities.

Carol and the Saltwash crew including super talented Dani from Finding Silver Pennies have created some wonderful coastal inspired pieces staying true to a time worn painted look found at the seaside where the concept for Saltwash was born.

But I like to put my own quirky twist on things and do something unique. So for my first project…I decided to do something really different! I had a set of campaign chest drawers with metal corners which felt like they could be given an on trend botanical vibe with a bit of reworking.

So I took some interesting legs from a different piece of furniture and married the two together in a bit of a quirky match which felt a bit “Heath Robinson”.

Once I had this interesting shape to work with I put a first coat of Annie Sloan’s Old White to knock back the dark wood.

After that I mixed Saltwash and Old White paint mix and used stippling motions to create textured peaks that would mask all the faults and imperfections in the woodwork. Once that was dry I gave a top coat of Antibes Green to bring it all together and then used a sander to rub back to reveal the ‘faux aged’ finish beneath.

Finally I brought it all together with clear wax all over and a little dark wax in places to give it the look of a timeworn treasure. Keep following on Facebook and Instagram for another project which will be with you later on this week.

Smells like #SaltwashSeptember here!

***WHERE TO FIND SALTWASH***
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