Friday, February 18, 2011


So happy you guys loved the drawers!!
since i had quite a few questions i thought i would do an entire post on it.
i've done different types of distress work before but for the post yesterday this is the steps we used...

Step 1: pick a flat paint color from the hardwood/paint store. we went with a mustard yellow color from benjamin moore. i would do 2 coats (we painted over laminate, but if you have wood might only need 1 coat)

step 2: wait 24 hours to dry

step 3: put paste wax on the edges

step 4: wait 24 hours to dry

step 5: pick out a top color (we chose white)

step 6: wait 24 hours to dry

step 7: sand down so you can see the first paint color you painted come through the second color.

some tips: we waited 24 hours for each step - you don't have to wait that long, but it was just easier with our schedules. in the past i have waited 5 or 6 hours depending on the color and/or coat number.

best tip: my absolute favorite blog for this kind of stuff is;
i go to her for tips on distress work, inspiration, ideas, and how to's.
she is a GENIUS. you will love her too. scroll through a couple of her pages, you will be so impressed!!!

happy distressing!!!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

oh my gosh, how nice! thank you :)