How to Whitewash (or Limewash) Wood ~ Farmhouse Table Makeover

Want to simply and effectively create impact with your wood project? My favorite way to add dimension and a time-worn effect is to wash wood, particularly using a whitewash (or limewash). For this project, my very own farmhouse dining table is the subject and I couldn't be happier with the end result. Consider yourself invited to come check it out on the blog. ;)
Creating a washed look on any wood project can add such character and charm, and is done in a few simple steps.
Our farmhouse dining table was a gift to us when we graduated college from my husband's employer. After 15 years and 6 kids, it was time for a makeover.
Once we prepped the table with both sanding and stripping, we were ready to add the finishing touches.
Using a simple recipe of paint and water, I created a whitewash effect to really make a statement.
Our choice of topcoat is our favorite EVER. See how it is making the wood grain pop? And it is creating a waterproof barrier that will last for years and years. More details on the blog.
I have a mixed assortment of chairs for our dining (it's more fun that way!) and these 1980's brown beasts needed an update to match the table.
I whip out my favorite furniture painting tool and spray shelter and have at it.
Painting with this sprayer will seriously have you giggling with delight. Come see how easy it is!
I am so pleased with the end result of our work, and invite you to come get all the DIY details on the blog. We are kicking off our kitchen remodel and you'll want to see this one. It's going to be good!

Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
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