White-Washing Tutorial on a FLAT surface now on YouTube

Hey!

Some of you mentioned that you could not see the video I posted last week of my personal update. Others were able to see it. I post all these on YouTube so you can just go to my channel or plug in Blue Egg Brown Nest on YouTube to see!

My White-Washing Tutorial is now up and what makes it a big different than my Weathered Wood Tutorial is that I did this technique on a flat, wood surface and it does work if you play with the paint. Originally, I thought you could only do the white-washed look w/ a textured wood like oak so that the paint would seep into the crevices and sit on the higher parts. I wanted to try the look on a smooth surface as I’ve shown here.

PS, the video is not edited and I showed most of my process so it’s a bit long FYI.

Here are some stills of the same transformation…

 

 

A Quickie Sideboard Transformation (because I didn’t take many pix!)

So, yes, that was my update yesterday that you may have seen about moving in the direction that I feel and honoring that. However, I did a few projects over the weekend that I wanted to share. If you are not following me on Instagram, hop on as I tend to share there first. Look up “blueeggbrownnest”.

Here’s a before and after of my sideboard….

I used Old White, Clear Wax and NO distressing.

The room is so much lighter! Happy.

Relief Painting Tutorial

Hi Dear Friends!

I’m here. Just growing older and feeling time pass quickly with my children and trying to be there for every, single emotional and physical need. You get it.

I did do a little tutorial yesterday on this super cool relief decor piece a client brought over. I wanted to show you that when you do something with a ton of detail like this you want to gently brush on your paint. You don’t want to shove it into the crevices with a heavy-hand. There’s something really pretty about letting that wood show through and that means you shouldn’t touch it. Step back and evaluate, decide when to stop.

I went over the piece lighting with clear wax and a cloth. I also sanded a little on the part of the rooster that were long surfaces. The color is Country Grey.

Here is the result. I love that pieces like this can be placed leaning against most any surface for some interesting detail.

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